Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Asterales


Launert, E. (1983) Goodeniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 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

Other sources of information about Goodeniaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Goodeniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Goodeniaceae
Wikipedia: Goodeniaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Goodeniaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=279, retrieved 22 March 2023

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