Pomaderris briagolensis Messina

Muelleria 28: 141, 142 (2010) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Shrub to 2 m high; branchlets pubescent with dense rusty stellate hairs. Leaves obovate, 12–24 mm long, 6–10 mm wide; apex obtuse to truncate or slightly emarginate; margins entire; upper surface glabrous or with sparse simple hairs, shining, secondary veins slightly impressed; lower surface densely covered with white stellate hairs, with scattered larger rusty stellate hairs on internerve spaces and covering veins and margin. Stipules linear-filiform to triangular 1–5 mm long, commonly persisting after leaves have fallen. Inflorescences compact, paniculate, terminal or axillary, pyramidal, to 40 mm long and 30 mm diameter; Bracts 2–3 mm long. Pedicels 1–2 mm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long, densely covered with white stellate hairs and longer simple hairs; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide, deciduous, outer surface covered by whitish stellate hairs and longer white and rusty simple hairs; petals absent; disc not apparent; ovary inferior, 1–1.5 mm diam., summit pubescent; style 0.7–1.7 mm long, 3-branched from near midway. Capsule 2.5–3 mm long; operculum membranous, c. half as long as nutlet. Seeds flattened-ellipsoid, 1.5–2 mm long. Sep.–Oct.

GipP, HSF. Very localised, known only from rocky sites or shallow soils Freestone Creek catchment near and upstream from Briagolong in eastern Victoria. Occurs in riparian scrubs and open forests.

Previously regarded as a small-leaved form of P. prunifolia.

Created 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 briagolensis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris briagolensis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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