Name source
Australian Plant Census
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats

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Perennial or annual herbs; hairs multicellular with terminal cell papillate; roots primary. Leaves mostly basal, on a stock, villous in axils. Scapes usually numerous each bearing a single terminal head surrounded by an involucre of green bracts. Flowers bisexual, regular, each with several membranous hyaline bracts. Sepals 5, connate, usually densely hairy. Petals 5, connate. Stamens 5, opposite sepals, epipetalous; anthers connate forming a tube, 2-locular, dehiscing through longitudinal slits. Ovary superior, 1-locular; ovule solitary, attached basally on septum or ridge; style entire with hollow indusium enclosing ��bifid tip. Fruit a nut enclosed in persistent calyx. Seed without endosperm; testa membranous; embryo straight.

Herbs, shrubs or rarely scramblers, glabrous, viscid or variously hairy; roots usually primary, sometimes adventitious. Leaves mostly alternate, often with axillary tuft of hairs. Flowers bisexual, in dichasia, thyrses, racemes, umbels, spikes or heads, or solitary. Sepals 5, 3 reduced to rim or obsolete, free or connate. Corolla tubular but more deeply slit in 1 or 2 positions (i.e. fanlike or two-lipped), sometimes pouched. Petals 5, ��winged, often with auricles around stamens. Stamens 5, opposite sepals, epigynous or rarely apparently hypogynous; anthers free or connate, 2-locular, dehiscing through longitudinal slits. Ovary superior, half-inferior or inferior; locules 2 (usually incomplete), rarely 4 or apparently 1; placentas axile or basal; style entire with hollow pollen cup (indusium) enclosing ��bifid tip, rarely 2- or 3-branched. Fruit a drupe, inferior nut or capsule, rarely separating transversely into 1-seeded woody segments. Seeds with endosperm; testa membranous to thickened; embryo straight. source: ABRS Flora of Australia Online

Online resources

ABRS Flora of Australia Online
Description, Distribution, Habitat
Encyclopedia of Life
Images, Occurrence record
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
FloraBase - the Western Australian Flora
Reference, Images, Occurrence record, Scientific Description Author
Morphology, Reference

Names and sources

Accepted name Source


Synonyms Source
Goodenoviae orth. var. R.Br. orth. var. R.Br.
Published in: Brown, R. 1810, Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae
Brunoniaceae Dumort. nom. cons. Dumort.
Published in: Dumortier, B.C.J. 1829, Analyse des Familles de Plantes
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Carolin, R.C. 1992, Velleia. Flora of Australia 35 282-297
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Mabberley, D.J. 2008, Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3.
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Cronquist, A.J. 1981, An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Takhtajan, A.L. 1997, Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Jeanes, J.A. 1999, Brunoniaceae. Flora of Victoria 4 587-588
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Lawrence, M.E. 1992, Brunoniaceae. Flora of the Kimberley Region 884
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Black, J.M. 1929, Bignoniaceae - Compositae. Flora of South Australia 4 515-662
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. 1962, Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains
Brunoniaceae Dumort.
Published in: Ross, E.M. 1986, Brunoniaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2 492

Common Names

Common name Source
Fan Flower
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Working classification

Goodeniaceae  Recorded in Australia
Anthotium  Recorded in Australia
Brunonia : Blue Pincushion  Recorded in Australia
Coopernookia  Recorded in Australia
Dampiera  Recorded in Australia
Diaspasis  Recorded in Australia
Goodenia  Recorded in Australia
Lechenaultia  Recorded in Australia
Pentaptilon  Recorded in Australia
Scaevola : Fan-Flower.  Recorded in Australia
Selliera  Recorded in Australia
Velleia  Recorded in Australia
Verreauxia  Recorded in Australia

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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