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Goodenia ramosissima-Sowerby.jpg
Goodenia ramosissima
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Goodeniaceae

12; see text.


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.


Species in Goodeniaceae are generally herbaceous with spiral leaves. Flowers have a single plane of symmetry (monosymmetric). Corolla lobes often look trilobed due to two marginal wings and are often divided down the middle. The ovary is inferior.



  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]

Media related to Goodeniaceae at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Goodeniaceae at Wikispecies