Pomaderris aspera Sieber ex DC.

Hazel Pomaderris

Prodr. 2: 33 (1825) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree 2–15 m high; branchlets rusty stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate, 40–120 mm long, 20–60 mm wide, acute to obtuse, margins minutely serrate, upper surface glabrous or sparsely stellate-pubescent, lower surface with rusty, stalked, stellate hairs, not entirely obscuring lamina, secondary (and usually tertiary) veins apparent; stipules 3–7 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence paniculate, (5–)8–25(–35) cm long. Flowers cream, rarely tinged crimson, externally stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–3.5 mm long; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, persistent; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior to semi-inferior, summit glabrous or pubescent, style branched from near base to midway. Operculum membranous, c. half to nearly as long as mericarp, or indistinct Flowers Oct.–Nov.

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also ?SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Naturalized New Zealand. Common in wet and shaded forests from near sea-level to the subalps.

A variable species. In lowland East Gippsland and Omeo area plants commonly have broader, less wrinkled leaves with scattered stellate hairs above, and the ovary summit is often glabrous. Some plants from near Portland appear almost intermediate between P. aspera and P. apetala.

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, 2014-08-15
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
genus Pomaderris
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris aspera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris aspera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory