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Dune fan-flower
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Scientific classification
Scaevola (plant)
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Occurrence data from Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Goodenia calendulacea Andrews
Merkusia suaveolens (R.Br.) de Vriese
Scaevola suaveolens R.Br.

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Andrews (1798) t.22 Goodenia calendulacea

Scaevola calendulacea known as the dune fan-flower, is a small shrub found on sand dunes in eastern and southern Australia.

It was first described in 1798 by Henry Cranke Andrews as Goodenia calendulacea, but in 1917 was assigned to the genus, Scaevola, by George Claridge Druce.


S. calendulace is a prostrate shrub growing to 40 cm high which flowers for most of the year. The stems are covered with hairs lying forwards and flat to the stem (appressed) The leaves are entire and the leaf-blade is up to 80 mm by 27 mm wide. It flowers in terminal spikes. The blue corolla is pubescent outside and bearded inside. The ovary has two locules and the white or purplish fruit is globular and smooth.

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