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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).
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Goodeniaceae Flora of Mozambique website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=279
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Goodeniaceae

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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

Species in Goodeniaceae are generally herbaceous with spiral leaves. Flowers have a single plane of symmetry (monosymmetric; Brunonia being the sole exception), and are either fan-like (e.g., Scaevola) or bilabiate (as in Dampiera). 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 usually have a mucilaginous wing.

Genera

References

  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x.
  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). Archived from the original on 2006-09-15. Retrieved 2006-09-17.
  4. ^ "GRIN Genera of Goodeniaceae". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 2004-11-18. Retrieved 2011-02-24.

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Goodeniaceae: Brief Summary

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Goodeniaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order Asterales. It contains about 404 species 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.

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