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Family: Leguminosae
Goodia

Citation: Salisb., Parad. Lond. t. 41 (1806).

Derivation: After Peter Good, horticulturist and botanical collector under Robert Brown on board H.M.S. Investigator, died at Sydney in 1803.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Shrubs up to 4 m high, glabrous, or the young shoots pubescent or glaucous; leaves petiolate, 3-foliolate, the lower 2 leaflets a short distance from the terminal one.

Flowers in racemes, yellow marked with purple; calyx 2-lipped, upper 2 lobes united into a 2-toothed lip, not divergent; petals clawed; standard orbicular, about twice as long as the calyx; filaments of the stamens united into a tube round the ovary; the tube open along the upper side; anthers alternately longer and basifixed and shorter and dorsifixed; ovary on a short gynophore, 2-4-ovulate.

pod stalked, flat; seeds arillate.

Distribution:  Monotypic, endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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