Goodenia willisiana Carolin

Sandhill Goodenia

Telopea 3: 531 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or ascending perennial to 20 cm high, white-tomentose and villous with stellate and multicellular hairs. Leaves mostly basal, narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 4–15(–18) mm wide, acute or obtuse, upper surface tomentose to glabrescent, lower surface densely tomentose, margins entire or irregularly toothed, base attenuate into an indistict petiole. Flowers solitary in axils of basal leaves; peduncle to 5 cm long, often geniculate at bracteoles at anthesis. bracteoles linear, 2–4 mm long, often almost obscured by hairs; pedicels to 4 cm long, non-articulate. Sepals narrow-oblong, 3–6 mm long; corolla 12–18 mm long, pubescent outside, more or less glabrous inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–9 mm long, wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide; indusium broad-elliptic, folded, orifice straight or slightly convex; ovules 28–30. Fruit ovoid, c. 10 mm long; valves bifid, split to middle; seeds elliptic, c. 2 mm long, smooth, yellow, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Aug.–Feb.

Glep, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to north-western areas, often on sandhills in mallee communities.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-08-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Goodenia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Goodenia willisiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia willisiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native

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South Australia
New South Wales