Shrub to 4 m high; branchlets densely stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate, elliptic or narrow-elliptic, 30–90 mm long, 15–45 mm wide, acute or obtuse, margins not recurved, but often finely undulate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface densely and minutely stellate-pubescent, rarely with a few very short simple hairs; stipules 2–5 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescences hemispherical or pyramidal, to c. 12 cm diam.; bracts deciduous. Flowers pale yellow, externally minutely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 2–5 mm long; hypanthium 0.8–1 mm long; sepals deciduous, 1.5–2 mm long; petals cordate-reniform, 1.5–2 mm long; ovary virtually inferior, summit stellate-pubescent, style branched in upper half. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WPro. Scattered in moist lowland and foothill forests from the Brisbane Ranges eastwards, often associated with granitic soils.
Closely related to P. intermedia, P. discolor and P. pilifera, but distinguishable by the entirely stellate-haired indumentum on the sepals and ovary summit, differing further from the former by the absence of simple hairs on the internerves, from P. discolor by the non-recurved leaf margins, the larger, brighter flowers and the veins beneath not pilose, and from P. pilifera by the generally larger leaves, with the miveins beneath lackng relatively long, spreading rusty simple hairs. Pomaderris elliptica var. diemenica N.G.Walsh & F.Coates is endemic in Tasmania.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|