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Goodmania luteola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Goodmania
Reveal & Ertter
Species: G. luteola
Binomial name
Goodmania luteola
(Parry) Reveal & Ertter

Oxytheca luteola

Goodmania is a genus of plants in the family Polygonaceae containing the single species Goodmania luteola. Its common name is yellow spinecape. It is a tiny annual herb forming small patches on the ground no more than a few centimeters high and wide. It has fuzzy club-shaped leaves and bears bright yellow flowers. The plant is native to California and Nevada.


  • Reveal, James L. & Ertter, Barbara J. (1976) "Goodmania (Polygonaceae), a New Genus from California" Brittonia 28 (4): 427-429.

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