Pomaderris cotoneaster N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 68: 142 (1951) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: endangered (EN); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub 1–3 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent (rarely with a few simple hairs). Leaves broad-ovate to broad-obovate, 20–50 mm long, 15–30 mm wide, obtuse to emarginate, margin plane, upper surface sparsely stellate- and/or simple-pubescent with impressed secondary veins above, lower surface densely whitish-stellate-pubescent, sometimes with sparse, rusty, stellate (and sometimes simple) hairs, mostly on veins; stipules 4–5 mm long, deciduous; panicles c. pyramidal, 3–10 cm long; bracts weakly persistent or deciduous. Flowers cream, externally whitish with stellate and sparse simple hairs; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 0.5–1 mm long; sepals 1.6–2 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary virtually inferior, summit villous, style branched in lower half. Operculum c. half to subequal to mericarp. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to the upper Genoa River near the New South Wales border, but very scarce there.

Close to P. prunifolia but differing in the broader leaves that are more sparsely and finely stellate- and/or simple-pubescent above, and more softly and finely pubescent below, with few if any, rusty hairs.

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
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris cotoneaster in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris cotoneaster in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales