Goodia pubescens Sims

Bot. Mag. 32: 1310 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or slender tree to 2 m high; young branchlets densely clothed with appressed or spreading hairs. Leaflets obovate to obovate-cuneate or elliptic, the terminal one usually obovate, 10–40 mm long, 6–20 mm wide, with scattered hairs on both surfaces; petiole 5–30 mm long. Racemes 2–6 cm long; flowers 9–14 mm long; pedicels 3–8 mm long; calyx 4–6.5 mm long, pubescent, the 3 lower teeth usually as long as or longer than tube in mature flowers; petals bright yellow with red or brown markings. Pods narrow-elliptic to oblong, 1–2 cm long, narrowed basally into a slender stipe; foot of aril 1.2–2 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

DunT, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VVP, Wim. Also NSW, Tas. . Occurs sporadically in dry and wet sclerophyll forest in the south-west, Grampians, Otways, and Central Highlands.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-05-02
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2020-06-11
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Goodia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Goodia pubescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodia pubescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales