, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 427–429 | Cite as

Goodmania (Polygonaceae), a new genus from California

  • James L. Reveal
  • Barbara J. Ertter


A new genus,Goodmania, is described for the species currently known asOxytheca luteola Parry of central and southern California. A member of Polygonaceae, subfamily Eriogonoideae,Goodmania is an isolated genus, distinct fromEriogonum by the awned bracts, and fromOxytheca by its involucral bracts not forming a distinct tube, yellow flowers, non-glandular pubescence, and small, paired cauline leaves.Goodmania is seemingly related to the Death Valley endemic,Gilmania, but differs in having a whorl of five involucral bracts subtending the cluster of short-pedicellate flowers.


Broome Mojave Desert National Science Foundation Grant Yellow Flower Involucral Bract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Reveal
    • 1
  • Barbara J. Ertter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of MarylandCollege Park

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