Pomaderris discolor (Vent.) Poir.

in Lam., Encycl. 8: 591 (1808) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub 2–5 m high; branchlets greyish, finely stellate-pubescent with scattered simple hairs. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 30–95 mm long, 15–40 mm wide, acute, margin recurved, upper surface glabrous above, lower surface greyish below with stellate hairs, and sparse to mid-dense simple hairs over veins, simple hairs absent or sparse on internerves; stipules 4–6 mm long, deciduous. Panicles pyramidal, 3–6 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream, externally with sparse to mid-dense simple hairs and dense stellate hairs; Pedicels 1.2–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.2–1.7 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 0.8–1.2 mm long, early deciduous, or absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit simple-pubescent, style branched above midway. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to moist lowland forests and rainforest margins from near Sale eastwards, but uncommon to rare.

See notes under P. elliptica var. elliptica.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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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 discolor in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris discolor in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales