Goodia lotifolia Salisb.


Parad. Londin. 1: t. 41 (1806) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or slender tree to 4 m high; young branchlets soon glabrous. Leaflets obovate to obovate-cuneate or elliptic, the terminal one usually obovate, 10–30 mm long, 6–30 mm wide, glabrous or lower surface with scattered appressed hairs; petiole 5–30 mm long. Racemes 4–12 cm long; flowers 9–14 mm long; pedicels 3–12 mm long; calyx 3.5–7 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy, the 3 lower teeth usually as long as or longer than tube in mature flowers; petals bright yellow with red or brown markings. Pods obliquely ovate to oblong, 1.6–3.8 cm long, narrowed basally into a slender stipe; foot of aril 1.2–2.5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Common understorey species in southern and eastern Victoria in wet and dry sclerophyll forest. Usually commoner following disturbance or bushfire.

See notes under G. medicaginea.

Source: Ross, J.H. (1996). Goodia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2017-07-04
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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 lotifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodia lotifolia 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
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory