Goodenia connata (F.Muell.) K.A.Sheph.,

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 connata (F.Muell.) K.A.Sheph.

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Goodenia connata (F.Muell.) K.A.Sheph.  comb. nov.

Velleia connata  F.Muell., Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 18. 1855 - Holotype: Australia. Sandhills towards the junction of the Murray & Murrumbidgee, Dec. 1853, F. von Mueller s.n. (MEL 594385 [image!]).


Carolin (1967c) cites a Mueller collection at K (K 00215370) as the "Holo (?) type", and states "There is no specimen in MEL corresponding to this and it is assumed the holotype was sent to, and retained by K". Subsequently, Carolin (1992g) treated this same collection as an “iso[type]”, and it is annotated by Carolin as "part of the HOLOTYPE." Carolin does not appear to have seen MEL 594385, treated here as the holotype of this name. The MEL specimen is a good match for the protologue, including the locality statement. The specimen at K, referred to and examined by Carolin, represents Goodenia connata  and is of a similar developmental state as the specimen at MEL. It bears a label in Mueller’s hand reading "Velleya ( Aceratia  ) connata  FvMueller, Murray Scrub". However, it is not certain whether this specimen is part of the original material, and it is therefore not considered for purposes of typification of this name.