Pomaderris aurea N.A.Wakefield

Victorian Naturalist 68: 140 (1951) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub 0.5–2 m high; branchlets loosely grey- or rusty-villous. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 15–50 mm long, 8–20 mm wide, obtuse or acute, upper surface subvelutinous with stellate and/or simple hairs, lower surface with sparse rusty, subappressed simple hairs (denser on veins) overlying dense greyish stellate hairs, secondary veins apparent; stipules 4–9 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence a rounded or c. pyramidal panicle, c. 3–5 cm diam.; bracts deciduous or weakly persistent. Flowers golden yellow, greyish externally with close stellate, and mid-dense simple hairs; pedicels 2–3 mm long; hypanthium 1.4–1.8 mm long; sepals 2–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals narrow- to broad-spathulate, 1.5–2 mm long; disc absent; ovary virtually inferior, summit simple-pubescent, style branched in upper half. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length Flowers Sep.–Oct.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, SnM. Apparently endemic in Victoria. Likely to be found in New South Wales. Scattered in dryish foothill forests and heathy woodlands in the east and north-east (e.g. Holey Hill, Stockdale, Jamieson, Bright, Beechworth, Corryong, Bruthen and upper Genoa River areas) ascending into wetter montane forests on and near the Nunniong Plateau and Mt Elizabeth.

A low, compact form occurs in the Holey Plains State Park and this form was once known as P. humilis. See notes under P. lanigera.

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 aurea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris aurea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory