Pomaderris elliptica var. elliptica

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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 elliptica var. elliptica in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris elliptica var. elliptica in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

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South Australia
New South Wales