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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Goodeniaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Goodeniaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Goodeniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Goodeniaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Goodeniaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Goodeniaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Goodeniaceae
Wikipedia: Goodeniaceae
Plants of the World Online: Goodeniaceae
Tropicos: 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 8 December 2023

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