Goodeniaceae

Goodeniaceae

Goodenia named after Samuel Goodenough (1743-1827) Bishop of Carlisle, a botanist and member of the Royal Society London, who didn’t like the ‘sexual system’ of Linnaeus! Chiefly herbs and shrubs, occasionally scrambling, leaves usually well-developed, usually alternate and simple. Flowers irregular rarely regular, 5-merous, calyx and corolla distinct, corolla split on one side thus appearing fan-shaped, central portion of each petal thickened and margins often appear to have a frill. Carpels 2, ovary superior or inferior, stigma enclosed in a pollen collecting cup at the top of the style – the indusium. Fruit various.