Goodenia azurea F.Muell. subsp. azurea

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 31 March 2008

Dense spreading or sprawling, erect, multi-stemmed perennial, herb (or subshrub), to 1 m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jan to Dec (seasonal rainfall). Red sandy soils, gravel, ironstone, laterite. Plains, rises and gentle slopes.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Great Sandy Desert, Tanami.

IBRA Subregions: Mackay, Tanami P1.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Pilbara, Halls Creek.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 1.2-7 mm long, 8-10 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire. Bracteoles present, 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 3-5 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 24 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with sparse, glandular hairs, hairy on the inside; central lobes 6 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 9-14 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.7 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 24 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Great Sandy Desert (GSD) and Tanami (TAN) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.