Goodenia centralis Carolin
Telopea 2:66 (1980)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Prostrate annual, herb, stems to 80 cm long. Fl. yellow, May to Sep. Red sandy, often stony soils.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison.

IBRA Subregions: Carnegie, Central, Eastern Murchison, Lateritic Plain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Trainor.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Laverton, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Sunday 22 November 2020

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 8-75 mm long, 5-20 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2.5-4 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 12-15 mm long, glabrous. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Corolla yellow, 12-16 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy or glabrous on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 3-8.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-10.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 1-1.7 mm wide. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 6.5-7.5 mm long, hairy; indusium single, hairy; ovules more than two. Flowers in May, June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CR), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.