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Gossia bidwillii - Hayters Hill July 19, 2000.jpg
Shadowed Gossia bidwillii growing at Hayters Hill, near Byron Bay, Australia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Myrtaceae
Subfamily: Myrtoideae
Tribe: Myrteae
Genus: Gossia
N.Snow & Guymer[1]

Gossia is a genus of rainforest trees in the myrtle family first described as a genus in 2003.[2][3] It is native to northeastern Australia (Queensland and New South Wales) as well as several islands of Papuasia and New Caledonia.[4][5]

The name honours the conservation works of the former premier of Queensland, Wayne Goss.[6]



  1. ^ "Gossia%". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ Snow, Neil Wilton & Guymer, Gordon Paul. 2003. Systematic Botany Monographs 65: 31–32
  3. ^ Tropicos, Gossia N. Snow & Guymer
  4. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  5. ^ Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  6. ^ Floyd, A.G. (2008) Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia. Inkata Press. ISBN 978-0-9589436-7-3. page 243.
  7. ^ Wilson, Peter G. (7 Oct 2003). "Gossia – New South Wales Flora Online". PlantNET – The Plant Information Network System. 2.0. Sydney, Australia: The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. Retrieved 30 July 2014.