Goodenia subsolana K.A.Sheph.,

Shepherd, Kelly A., Lepschi, Brendan J., Johnson, Eden A., Gardner, Andrew G., Sessa, Emily B. & Jabaily, Rachel S., 2020, The concluding chapter: recircumscription of Goodenia (Goodeniaceae) to include four allied genera with an updated infrageneric classification, PhytoKeys 152, pp. 27-104: 27

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Goodenia subsolana K.A.Sheph.

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Goodenia subsolana K.A.Sheph.  nom. nov.

Velleia pubescens  R.Br., Prodr. 581. 1810 - Syntypes: Australia. Queensland. Shoalwater Bay and Broad Sound, s. dat., [R.Brown s.n.] (BM 001041383 [image!], BM 001041384 [image!], CANB 279054!, K 000215429 [image!], (K 000215430 [image!]), MEL 9796) [image!], P 00698800 [image!].


The epithet ‘pubescens’ is unavailable in Goodenia  as it is preoccupied by Goodenia pubescens  Sieber ex Spreng. (= Scaevola albida  (Sm.) Druce).

Carolin (1992g) lists two syntypes at BM as the ‘lectotype’ for Velliea pubescens  R.Br. and reports lectotypification as having been effected in his 1967 treatment of the genus Velleia  , viz: "Shoalwater Bay, and Thirsty Sound, [Qld], R. Brown 87; lecto: BM, fide R.C.Carolin, Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 92: 53 (1963) [sic; 1967]; isolecto: MEL, P." However, Carolin (1967c, 1992g) does not effectively lectotypify Velleia pubescens  as he does not clearly indicate the type element by direct citation, as required by ICN Art. 7.11, rather citing two syntype specimens at BM. The gatherings referred to by Carolin (1967c, 1992g) comprise three flowering plants, mounted on one sheet (BM 001041383), and, as noted by Carolin (1967c), Brown’s original labels, formerly affixed to the specimens themselves, have been detached and glued to the sheet, thereby making it impossible to determine which specimen relates to which label. A lectotype has not been designated for Velleia pubescens  R.Br., as this will be effected by D.J.Mabberley in a forthcoming publication on the life and work of Robert Brown (D.J.Mabberley pers. comm. 2020).


This species is named for the Latin subsolanus (eastern, oriental) as this species is found near coastal habitats of Queensland in eastern Australia.