The Goodeniaceae is a fascinating family, nearly exclusively Australian. It comprises 11 genera with some 400 species. Most of the genera are small to medium; the largest genera are Scaevola with nearly 100 species and Goodenia with 178 Australian species. The closely allied Brunoniaceae is monotypic, strictly Australian. By now the format of this series is well known. To its special attractions belong the fine colour photographs, especially in a family like the present one. Furthermore, it is illustrated with simple but clear habit pen-drawings, drawings and photographs of indumentum types, hairs, and seeds, and for every species a small map with the distribution within Australia. These maps, and the citation of up to five representative specimens per species, are insufficient to give an impression of rarity or commonness. Mention of the number of collections studied would do already.