Pomaderris lanigera (Andrews) Sims

Bot. Mag. 43: t. 1823 (1816) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub 0.5–3 m high; branchlets moderately to densely villous with rusty simple hairs obscuring fine stellate hairs. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 40–130 mm long, 20–50 mm wide, acute or obtuse, margins plane, upper surface with sparse to mid-dense, erect simple hairs, lower surface villous with spreading rusty simple hairs over short stellate hairs, secondary (and sometimes tertiary) veins apparent; stipules 4–6 mm long, deciduous. Panicles c. hemispherical, 4–12 cm diam., bracts deciduous. Flowers yellow, externally pale- to rusty-villous; pedicels 2.5–5.5 mm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 2–3 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 1.5–2.5 mm long; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit villous, style branched in upper half. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW. Moderately common in drier lowland forests in the east of the State, with outlying westerly occurrences at e.g. Kangaroo Ground, Beenak East, French Island, and in the north-east (Mt Buffalo foothills, Corryong area).

Close to P. aurea, but having coarser, longer adaxial indumentum, and the simple hairs on branchlets and abaxial leaf surface surface being curved and of more or less equal length.

A variable species, with a number of more or less distinct local forms. Plants in the western part of the range tend to have more densely indumented leaves that are rustier beneath. A variant from near-coastal heaths near Marlo and eastward is low-growing (to c. 1 m high), semi-lignotuberous, and has short and rather sparse simple hairs on leaf upper surfaces.

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, 2014-09-05
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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 lanigera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris lanigera 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
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

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