Pomaderris apetala subsp. apetala

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or tree 2–15 m high; branchlets greyish (rarely rusty) stellate-pubescent. Leaves narrow-ovate or ovate, mostly 40–110 mm long, 20–30 mm wide, acute (rarely obtuse), finally glabrous above, or occasionally sparsely stellate-pubescent, smooth or wrinkled, secondary (and usually tertiary) veins apparent, lower surface greyish with dense sessile stellate hairs; margins minutely serrate; stipules 4–8 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence paniculate, c. pyramidal, 5–25 cm long, 3–13 cm wide; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or greenish, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–5 mm long; hypanthium c. 1 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, persistent; petals absent; ovary virtually inferior, the summit stellate-pubescent, style branched in middle third. Operculum membranous, occupying most of inner face, or indistinct and mericarp dehiscing via a ventral or marginal slit. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

GGr, HSF. Also Tas. Naturalized New Zealand. Common in moist to wet forests of the Grampians, habitats that are occupied elsewhere in the state by P. aspera (which is apparently absent from the Grampians).

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, 2014-09-04
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rhamnaceae
genus Pomaderris
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris apetala subsp. apetala in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris apetala subsp. apetala in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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