Goodenia paniculata Sm.

Branched Goodenia

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 348 (1794) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial or annual to 50 cm high, often with adventitious roots; stems pubescent or glabrous. Leaves mostly basal, obovate to oblanceolate, 1.5–10 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, acute, thin, pubescent to glabrescent, margins toothed, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole. Inflorescences terminal racemes or thyrses to 25 cm long, much longer than leaves; pedicels articulate, 6–16 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1.5–2 mm long. Sepals lanceolate to triangular, 1–2 mm long; corolla 10–14 mm long, with glandular and simple hairs outside and inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–6 mm long, wings c. 1.5 mm wide; indusium truncate-obtriangular, concave, purplish; ovules numerous. Fruit subglobose to ovoid, 5–6 mm long, valves entire; seeds suborbicular, c. 0.5 mm diam., pitted, yellow-brown, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Oct.–Apr.

EGL, EGU, GipP. Also Qld, NSW. Confined in Victoria to between Rosedale area and the New South Wales border south of the Dividing Range. Usually occurring in sandy ground in heathland, grassland or woodland, often fringing swamps.

Close to, if distinct, from G. macbarronii which occurs north of the Dividing Range. See notes under that species.

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, 2018-12-13
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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 paniculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia paniculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory