Goodenia fordiana—Goodenia—GOODENIACEAE.

Goodenia fordiana

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Habitat—Grows in sclerophyll forest and rainforest adjoining waterfalls on the lower escarpment ranges.

Distribution— North from Bulahdelah to Coffs Harbour in New South Wales.

Description— Prostrate herb with basal stock to 20 cm high, softly pubescent with simple and multicellular hairs.

Local occurrences

Potaroo Falls, Waitui Falls and Wallingat National Park.

Leaves.— Basal leaves elliptic to broad—elliptic, 10 to 25 mm long, 8 to 14 mm wide, margins toothed to entire; petiole 10 to 30 mm long.

Goodenia fordiana
Goodenia fordiana

Inflorescence.—Distant in leafy racemes on stems to 20 cm long; stalks to 35 mm long, bracteoles present. Sepals linear, 2.5 mm long. Corolla 8 to 10 mm long, yellow, softly pubescent outside, pubescent inside, with enations, auriculate; wings c. 2 mm wide. Indusium transverse—elliptic.

Flowering.—October to December.

Fruit.—Fruit and seed not known.