Goodenia fascicularis F.Muell. & Tate

Silky Goodenia

Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. South Australia 13: 108 (1890) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Narrowly tufted or rhizomatous perennial to 20 cm high; stems strigose and sometimes cottony-hairy. Leaves appressed-pubescent to strigose; basal leaves shortly petiolate, linear to ovate, 2–14 cm long, 4–25 mm wide, acute to obtuse, entire, toothed or lobed; cauline leaves smaller, acute, entire. Inflorescences terminal racemes to 10 cm long, or subumbels; pedicels articulate, 2–10 cm long; bracteoles absent. Sepals lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; corolla 12–23 mm long, finely pubescent inside, deep yellow, abaxial lobes mostly 5–10 mm long, wings 1–2.5 mm wide; indusium broad-oblong; ovules to c. 24. Fruit subglobose, 5–8 mm diam., valves entire; seeds orbicular, 4–6 mm diam., reticulate, brown, wing c. 1 mm wide. Flowers mainly Sep.–Nov.

MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland states. In Victoria confined to north-western and northern areas, mainly along the floodplain of the Murray River and its tributaries, on periodically moist soils (gilgais etc.).

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, 2018-10-24
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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 fascicularis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia fascicularis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory