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Goodenia ovata.jpg
Goodenia ovata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Goodeniaceae
Genus: Goodenia

See list of Goodenia species

Goodenia is a genus consisting of 179 species of flowering plants. The name was published in 1793 by James Edward Smith in honour of the Bishop of Carlisle Samuel Goodenough.[1] Goodenough was also a botanist and member of the Linnean Society.


Only G. konigsbergeri doesn't occur in Australia but is endemic to Java. G. armstrongiana, G. purpurascens and G. pumilio extend to New Guinea. G. pilosa extends to Indonesia, southern China and the Philippines. All other species are endemic to Australia. They are found in all states, including in arid and semi-arid areas.[2]


Species include:


  1. ^ R.C. Carolin (1992). "Flora of Australia Online (Goodenia)". Flora of Australia Volume 35. ABRS. 
  2. ^ "Goodenia". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

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