Pomaderris racemosa Hook.

J. Bot. 1: 256 (1834) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to small tree, 2–8 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, mostly 15–20 mm long, 8–12 mm wide, obtuse, rarely emarginate, margins usually sinuate-dentate, upper surface glabrous or sparsely simple- or stellate-hispid, lower surface densely stellate-pubescent beneath, lateral veins usually conspicuous; stipules 2–4 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescences slender terminal and/or axillary racemes or panicles, 2–4 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream, externally greyish or rusty stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–3.5 mm long; hypanthium c. 1 mm long; sepals 1.5–1.8(–2) mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary c. half superior, summit stellate-pubescent, style branched at or above middle. Operculum membranous, from one-third to nearly equal mericarp length, or sometimes indistinct. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP. Also SA, Tas. Scattered through sheltered forests and riparian scrubs from the far south-west to near Rosedale.

Some intergradation with P. elachophylla probably occurs in the Grampians (and possibly other areas) where the 2 species grow together.

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

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Western Australia
South Australia