Goodeniaceae Family:

Goodeniaceae R. Br.

The Goodeniaceae Family was named and described by Robert Brown in Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis in 1810.

Plants of the World Online lists 10 accepted genera in this family of flowering plants. The Wikipedia article about this family lists 12 genera.

Genera include (from Plants of the World Online):

Anthotium R.Br. with 4 species.
Brunonia R.Br. with 1 species.
Coopernookia Carolin with 6 species.
Dampiera R.Br. with 69 species.
Diaspasis R.Br. with 1 species.
Goodenia Sm. with 205 species.
Lechenaultia R.Br. with 3 species.
Scaevola L. with 78 species.
Velleia Sm. with 21 species.
Verreauxia Benth. with 3 species.

The Wikipedia also names:
Pentaptilon E. Pritz. with 1 species.
Selliera Cav. with 1 species.

The International Plant Names Index says they are in this family but for some reason, Plants of the World Online hadn’t included them on the list. Weird…

All genera are native to Australia with the Scaevola and Selliera also being native to other countries as well.

So far, the only genus I am familiar with is Scaevola, which is the Fan Flower.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.


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