Goodenia subg. Monochila sect. Scaevolina (Carolin) K.A.Sheph., comb. et, Shepherd & Lepschi & Johnson & Gardner & Sessa & Jabaily, 2020

Shepherd, Kelly A., Lepschi, Brendan J., Johnson, Eden A., Gardner, Andrew G., Sessa, Emily B. & Jabaily, Rachel S., 2020, The concluding chapter: recircumscription of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) to include four allied genera with an updated infrageneric classification, PhytoKeys 152, pp. 27-104: 27

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Goodenia subg. Monochila sect. Scaevolina (Carolin) K.A.Sheph., comb. et

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Goodenia subg. Monochila sect. Scaevolina (Carolin) K.A.Sheph., comb. et  stat. nov.

Goodenia subsect. Scaevolina  Carolin in A.S.George (ed.), Fl. Austral. 35: 331. 1992 - Type: G. scaevolina  F.Muell.


Subshrubs or herbs. Leaves basal or cauline, basal leaves sometimes absent in mature plants. Flowers in thyrses or racemes comprising at least 1/2 to 2/3 of the plant, with leafy bracts; bracteoles present. Sepals equal. Corolla bilabiate or becoming fan-like, blue usually with a yellow or whitish throat, usually with hairs on margins and in the throat, enations prominent; scarcely auriculate; pouch usually prominent. Ovary 2-locular with 20-60 ovules in two rows in each locule. Fruit a capsule, valves entire or bifid. Seeds> 1.5 mm wide, wing c. 0.1 mm wide and mucilaginous or obsolete.

Number of taxa and distribution.

A section of eight species from northern and central Australia extending southwards into the Eremaean bioregion of Western Australia.

Included species.

G. azurea  F.Muell., Goodenia azurea F.Muell. subsp. azurea  , G. azurea subsp. hesperia  L.W.Sage & Albr., G. eremophila  E.Pritz., G. hartiana  L.W.Sage, G. ramelii  F.Muell., G. scaevolina  F.Muell., G. splendida  A.E.Holland & T.P.Boyle, G. stobbsiana  F.Muell., G. suffrutescens  Carolin.