New Journal article, Dec. 2014

Goodenia valdentata

Yesterday, 24 Dec. 2014, the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens published the last paper for year. Peter Lang from the State Herbarium of South Australia describes a new species of Goodenia, restricted to a small area in the arid centre of the State.

Goodenia valdentata (Goodeniaceae), a new rare species endemic to Davenport Range, South Australia (2.5mb PDF)

Nine collections are known of this species, the first from 1968, but they were for a long time mistaken for Goodenia saccata or G. chambersii. The new species belongs to Goodenia subsect. Goodenia and is related to G. grandiflora and similar taxa. This increases the number of species of the genus in South Australia to 46.

To access content of all volumes of the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens since 1976, please visit the journal’s web-site at