Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Asterales

Goodeniaceae

Launert, E. (1983) Goodeniaceae FZ 7(1)

Description of the family

Mostly herbs, less often shrubs or small trees. Stipules 0. Leaves mostly alternate or radical, simple, entire. Flowers zygomorphic, bisexual, borne in axillary spikes, racemes or cymes. Calyx adnate to the ovary, tubular; limb 5-lobed, rarely entire. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped; tube split almost to base. Stamens 5, alternating with the corolla lobes. Ovary inferior or partly so, 1-2-locular. Stigma 2-lobed, surrounded by an apical membrane. Fruit a drupe (in ours).

Worldwide: 12 genera and 400 species in tropical and warm regions, mostly Australia

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Scaevola plumieri

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Scaevola L.Description, Image

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Goodeniaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Goodeniaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=279, retrieved 26 December 2014

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