Goodenia robusta (Benth.) K.Krause

Woolly Goodenia

Pflanzenr. 54: 53 (1912) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or ascending perennial to 40 cm high, yellowish-villous with stellate and multicellular hairs. Leaves mostly basal; basal leaves elliptic to narrow-oblong, 4–12 cm long, 8–30 mm wide, obtuse, surfaces villous, margins entire, toothed or sinuate, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole; cauline leaves stem-clasping. Inflorescences terminal racemes to 35 cm long, much longer than leaves; peduncle 1.5–7 cm long, sometimes geniculate at bracteoles at anthesis; pedicels non-articulate, 1–7 cm long; bracteoles linear, 5–8 mm long, villous. Sepals lanceolate, 4–8 mm long; corolla c. 15 mm long, villous outside, more or less glabrous inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–6 mm long, wings 1.5–2 mm wide; indusium broad-elliptic, folded; ovules c. 30. Fruit ovoid to ellipsoid, c. 10 mm long, valves often bifid; seeds suborbicular, c. 2.5 mm diam., smooth, brown, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Aug.–Dec.

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA. In Victoria confined to Little and Big Deserts, usually in dune-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: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-10
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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 robusta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia robusta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia