Swamp goodenia Goodenia humilis, copyright Natalie Tapson.

Belongs within: Asterales.
Contains: Scaevola, Velleia, Dampiera, Goodenia section Eugoodenia.

The Goodeniaceae are a family of mostly Australian herbs and shrubs in which the flowers have the five lobes of the corolla usually arranged in two lips, and the style terminated by a compressed cup-shaped or two-lipped indusium. The blue pincushion Brunonia australis has a superior ovary and exalbuminous seeds whereas in other genera of Goodeniaceae the ovary is usually inferior except for its convex summit. Goodenia has ovoid, capsular fruits and flowers with an entire style (Black & Robertson 1965).

<==Goodeniaceae [Goodeniales, Goodenovieae]
    |  i. s.: ScaevolaSP03
    |         VelleiaM99
    |         Coopernookia strophiolataG04b
    |         Selliera Cavanilles 1799A61, C99
    |           `--*S. radicans Cavanilles 1799C99 (see below for synonymy)
    |         Catosperma goodeniaceum [=Scaevola goodeniacea Mueller 1858, C. goodeniacea; incl. C. muelleri Bentham 1868]BR65
    |         Calogyne berardianaBR65
    |         Verreauxia reinwardtiiB00
    |         Poluspissusites digitatusCBH93
    |--Brunonia [Brunoniaceae, Brunonioideae]T00
    |    `--B. australisBR65
    |    |--DampieraT00
    |    |--AnthotiumT00
    |    |    |--A. humileGK00
    |    |    |--A. junciformeGK00
    |    |    `--A. odontophyllumOS04
    |    `--LeschenaultiaT00
    |         |--L. bilobaOS04
    |         |--L. divaricataBR65
    |         |--L. expansaGK00
    |         |--L. filiformisLK14
    |         |--L. formosaGK00
    |         |--L. linarioidesKM08
    |         `--L. subcymosaKM08
    `--GoodeniaSP03 [GoodenioideaeT00]
         |  i. s.: G. arachnoideaLK14
         |         G. arthrotrichaSP03
         |         G. azureaSP03
         |         G. barbataB96
         |         G. bellidifoliaC08
         |         G. berardianaM99
         |         G. berringbinensisSP03
         |         G. bicolorLK14
         |         G. brachypodaSP03
         |         G. byrnesiiSP03
         |         G. caerulaSP03
         |         G. claytoniaceaSP03
         |         G. coronopifoliaLK14
         |         G. corynocarpaK90
         |         G. crenataSP03
         |         G. cylindrocarpaSP03
         |         G. decurrensB96
         |         G. decursivaSP03
         |         G. drummondiiSP03
         |           |--G. d. ssp. drummondiiSP03
         |           `--G. d. ssp. megaphyllaSP03
         |         G. durackianaSP03
         |         G. fascicularisSP03
         |         G. filiformisSP03
         |         G. gibbosaSP03
         |         G. glabraSP03
         |         G. gloeophyllaSP03
         |         G. halophilaSP03
         |         G. hartianaSP03
         |         G. heatherianaSP03
         |         G. hederaceaH87
         |         G. helmsiiSP03
         |         G. heppleanaLK14
         |         G. heterophyllaH87
         |         G. holtzeanaLK14
         |         G. incanaSP03
         |         G. integerrimaSP03
         |         G. inundataSP03
         |         G. janambaSP03
         |         G. kakaduSP03
         |         G. katabudjarSP03
         |         G. kingianaSP03
         |         G. laevisSP03
         |           |--G. l. ssp. laevisSP03
         |           `--G. l. ssp. humifusaSP03
         |         G. lamprospermaLK14
         |         G. leiospermaSP03
         |         G. leptocladaSP03
         |         G. lyrataSP03
         |         G. malvinaLK14
         |         G. micranthaGK00
         |         G. micropteraSP03
         |         G. mimuloidesGK00
         |         G. neogoodeniaSP03
         |         G. nudaSP03
         |         G. occidentalisG04a
         |         G. ochraceaKM08
         |         G. odonnelliiLK14
         |         G. omearanaSP03
         |         G. pallidaSP03
         |         G. paludicolaSP03
         |         G. paniculataM65
         |         G. pascuaSP03
         |         G. perryiSP03
         |         G. phillipsiaeSP03
         |         G. pilosaLK14
         |         G. pinifoliaG04b
         |         G. prostrataGMD11
         |         G. psammophilaLK14
         |           |--G. p. ssp. psammophilaLK14
         |           `--G. p. ssp. hiddinsianaLK14
         |         G. pulchellaSP03
         |         G. pumiloSP03
         |         G. purpurascensSP03
         |         G. quadrilocularisSP03
         |         G. redactaLK14
         |         G. salmonianaSP03
         |         G. scapigeraSP03
         |           |--G. s. ssp. scapigeraSP03
         |           `--G. s. ssp. graniticolaSP03
         |         G. schwerinensisSP03
         |         G. sepalosaSP03
         |           |--G. s. var. sepalosaSP03
         |           `--G. s. var. glandulosaSP03
         |         G. sericostachyaSP03
         |         G. stellataSP03
         |         G. stenophyllaSP03
         |         G. strangfordiiSP03
         |         G. suffrutescensSP03
         |         G. trichophyllaSP03
         |         G. virgataSP03
         |         G. watsoniiOS04
         |         G. xanthospermaK90
         |         G. xanthotrichaSP03
         |--G. sect. AmphichilaBR65
         |    |--G. humilisBR65
         |    `--G. modesta Black 1912BR65
         `--G. sect. EugoodeniaBR65

*Selliera radicans Cavanilles 1799C99 [incl. S. fasciculata Buchanan 1871A61, S. microphylla Colenso 1890A61, Goodenia repens Labill. 1804A61]

*Type species of generic name indicated


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