Goodeniaceae

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Goodeniaceae
Goodenia ramosissima-Sowerby.jpg
Goodenia ramosissima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Goodeniaceae
R.Br.[1]
Genera

12; see text.

Synonyms

Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Scaevolaceae Lindl.[2]

Goodeniaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Asterales. It contains about 404 species[3] in twelve genera. The family is distributed mostly in Australia, except for the genus Scaevola, which is pantropical. Its species are found across most of Australia, being especially common in arid and semi-arid climates.

Morphology[edit]

Species in Goodeniaceae are generally herbaceous with spiral leaves. Flowers have a single plane of symmetry (monosymmetric). Corolla lobes often have two thin marginal wings, which also occur in other families of Asterales such as the Menyanthaceae and Argophyllaceae. The style bears a pollen-cup, also known as an indusium, at the tip, a unique character for the family. The indusium has a function in secondary pollen presentation, a phenomenon also occurring in the related families Asteraceae and Campanulaceae. The ovary is inferior and the fruit is a drupe, a nut or a capsule. The seeds from capsular fruits uwsually have a mucilaginous wing.

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Family: Goodeniaceae R. Br., nom. cons.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-01-17. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  3. ^ Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage (1992). "Flora of Australia vol. 35". Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). Retrieved 2006-09-17. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Genera of Goodeniaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 

External links[edit]

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