Goodenia is a genus consisting of 179 species of flowering plants. The name was published in 1793 by James Edward Smith in honour of the Archbishop of Carlisle Samuel Goodenough. Goodenough was also a botanist and member of the Linnean Society.


Only G. konigsbergeri doesn't occur in Australia but is endemic to Java. G. armstrongiana, G. purpurascens and G. pumilio extend to New Guinea. G. pilosa extends to Indonesia, southern China and the Philippines. All other species are endemic to Australia. They're found in all states, including in arid and semi-arid areas.

Notable species include:

  • Goodenia ovata, commonly known as Hop Goodenia, a small shrub to 1 metre in height with yellow flowers.


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