Scaevola calendulacea (J.Kenn.) Druce

Dune Fan-flower

Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916 suppl. 2 644 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Prostrate or ascending shrub to 40 cm high; stems pubescent with appressed hairs. Leaves shortly petiolate, elliptic to oblanceolate or spathulate, 3–8 cm long, 5–27 mm wide, thick, obtuse, both surfaces appressed-pubescent, margins entire or obscurely toothed, usually recurved. Flowers c. sessile, in leafy terminal spikes to c. 8 cm long; bracteoles linear to narrow-elliptic, 3–6 mm long. Sepals connate in a tube, lobes minute or obsolete, ciliate; corolla 12–20 mm long, pubescent outside, bearded inside, bright blue, wings 1–2 mm wide; indusium transverse-oblong, with sparse long bristles at base and prominent white bristles around orifice. Fruit subglobose, 7–12 mm diam., glabrous, succulent, white to purplish. Flowers throughout the year.

Brid, EGL, GipP, Glep, HSF, OtP, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Scattered and rather uncommon in Victoria, on coastal dunes between the mouth of the Glenelg River and Gabo Island, often forming low hummocks through accretion of windblown sand.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Scaevola
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Scaevola calendulacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Scaevola calendulacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory