Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs or slender trees. Leaves pinnately trifoliolate, alternate, petiolate; leaflets entire, the terminal one largest; stipules caducous. Flowers in terminal and leaf-opposed racemes, each flower subtended by a single bract and a pair of bracteoles, the bract and bracteoles linear, caducous; calyx with the 2 upper lobes broad and united into a 2-toothed lip, the lower 3 teeth narrow; corolla yellow or orange with red, brown, green or purplish markings; stamen-filaments joined in a sheath split open on the upper side; anthers uniform, dorsifixed, with a broad brown connective; ovary glabrous or almost so. Pods obliquely rhombic-oblong, stipitate, 2–4-seeded, valves thin, with thickened margins; seeds ovoid, with an elliptic or linear hilum covered by a hooded cap-like aril.

Endemic genus of 6 species; 3 in Victoria.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
Higher taxa
genus Goodia
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