Pomaderris helianthemifolia subsp. hispida N.G.Walsh & F.Coates

Muelleria 10: 31 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrubs 1–2 m high; branchlets greyish to rusty, stellate-pubescent, rarely with scattered simple hairs. Leaves oblong to narrow-obovate, (6–)10–45 mm long, (1–)2–10 mm wide, apex obtuse to subacute, margins recurved, upper surface hispid with simple hairs, lower surface greyish and densely stellate-pubescent, midrib with sparse simple hairs, secondary veins obscure or apparent, with scattered simple hairs; stipules 1–2.5 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence of small pyramidal panicles, terminal and/or upper-axillary, usually c. 20–50-flowered; bracts deciduous. Pedicels (1.5–)2–3(–3.5) mm long. Flowers cream or yellow, externally stellate-pubescent, with scattered simple hairs; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc glabrous; ovary superior, glabrous, style branched in middle or lower third. Capsule indented at apex; operculum membranous, sub-equal to mericarp, or indistinct. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Also NSW. Scattered in rocky sites mostly near watercourses in the far east, but with an outlying occurrences near Maffra and the far north-east.

A 1969 collection from the lower Genoa River (near Gypsy Point) is aberrant in having small, narrow leaves, as indicated by bracketed values in descption above, and flowers with hispid discs and ovaries. Further searching of this locality is required to determine whether the specimen represents a freak development or is part of a uniform population possibly requiring formal recognition.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Pomaderris. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2018-01-24
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Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris helianthemifolia subsp. hispida in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris helianthemifolia subsp. hispida in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Victoria