Pomaderris apetala Labill.

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 62, t. 87 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or tree; branchlets greyish (rarely rusty) stellate-pubescent. Leaves narrow-ovate or ovate, glabrescent above or with scattered stellate hairs, veins strongly impressed, 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; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or greenish, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–5 mm long; sepals 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.

GipP, GGr, HSF, WPro.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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

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New South Wales