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Goodenia lineata J.H.Willis, Muelleria 1: 151 (1967)

T: summit of Mt William, The Grampians, Vic., 3 Jan. 1964, J.H.Willis ; holo: MEL; iso: K, MEL, NSW.

Erect, perennial herb to 50 cm tall, glandular pubescent or glabrescent. Leaves mostly basal from stock, oblanceolate, tapering basally, ±dentate, thick; lamina 3–8 cm long, 3–9 mm wide. Inflorescence a few-flowered raceme to 20 cm long; bracts linear, 3–9 mm long; peduncles 4–8 cm long; bracteoles triangular, 3–4 mm long, pedicels 3–6 mm long, articulate. Sepals lanceolate, 4–7 mm long. Corolla c. 20 mm long, with few hairs inside, with enations, auriculate; abaxial lobes 8–10 mm long; wings c. 2 mm wide. Ovules 15–20; indusium broadly elliptic. Fruit and seeds unknown. 

Restricted to The Grampians, Vic. Occurs in heath in sandy soil. Flowers chiefly Nov.–Feb. Map 257.

Vic.: Stachans Crossing, Glenelg R., 11 Dec. 1966, J.H.Willis & A.C.Beauglehole (MEL); Mafeking, Mt William Ra., 18 Dec. 1965, E.M.Tucker (MEL); Victoria Ra., P.E.Finck & A.C.Beauglehole 4059 (MEL); Kalimna Falls, Mt William, 29 Oct. 1961, D.Dawson (MEL); Kentruck Heath, 22 Nov. 1970, M.Beck (MEL).

The corolla is yellow. In the absence of seeds the systematic position of this species remains uncertain. The presence of bracteoles seems to indicate differences from the rest of the Pedicellosae of K.Krause (subsect. Ebracteolatae p.p. of this treatment) with which J.H.Willis, Muelleria 1: 151 (1967), allies it: such an affinity is possible, however, since some of the species grouped around Goodenia glauca of subsect. Ebracteolatae also have bracteoles. The inflorescence is not strictly a paniculate cyme, as Willis says, but a simple raceme; reduction of the flower number may result in a superficial resemblance to a cyme.

(R.C.Carolin)

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volume 35 (1992), a product of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia