Goodenia gracilis R.Br.

Slender Goodenia

Prodr. 575 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect perennial or annual to 50 cm high; stems virtually glabrous. Leaves sessile, mostly basal, linear to linear-lanceolate, 5–17 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, acute to acuminate, thick, glabrous, usually entire, sometimes toothed. Inflorescences terminal racemes or thyrses to 30 cm long, much longer than leaves; pedicels articulate, 8–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1–2 mm long. Sepals narrow-triangular, 1–2 mm long; corolla 7–10 mm long, with glandular and simple hairs outside and inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 2.5–4 mm long, wings c. 1 mm wide; indusium notched and folded, the 2 sides of lower lip appressed; ovules numerous. Fruit subglobose to ovoid, 3–6 mm long, valves entire; seeds suborbicular, c. 0.5 mm diam., pitted, brown, wing vestigial, pale. Flowers mainly spring and summer.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NT, Qld, NSW. Widespread mostly in inland parts of the State, usually on heavy, water-retentive soils.

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 gracilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia gracilis 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 Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales