Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
  • = Brunoniaceae

Infl. various; fls 5-merous, perfect, irregular. Receptacle adnate to ovary at least in lower part; calyx-lobes often obscure; corolla gamo-petalous, sts split to base at back, us. 2-lipped, valvate. Stamens alt. with corolla-lobes; anthers free or connivent around style, 2-celled, opening lengthwise. Ovary wholly or partly inferior; stigma surrounded by pollen-cup ("indusium"). Fr. drupaceous to nutlike or capsular; seeds with straight embryo and cop. endosperm. Perennial herbs or sub-shrubs with watery sap. Lvs us. alt., simple, exstipulate.

[From:  Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Goodeniaceae
Indigenous (Endemic)2
Indigenous (Non-endemic)1
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