Pomaderris prunifolia var. prunifolia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets with dense, coarse, rusty stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to obovate, 12–80 mm long, 7–35 mm wide, obtuse or acute, obscurely dentate or sinuate, rarely entire, margin flat to weakly recurved, simple-hispid to glabrous above, secondary veins impressed, lower surface whitish stellate-pubescent, with larger rusty hairs over veins; stipules 2–5 mm long, deciduous. Panicles to c. 8 cm long, of several subglobular clusters, each c. 1 cm diam.; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or yellow, externally pale to rusty, with stellate hairs and longer mid-dense simple hairs; pedicels 1–3 mm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.3–1.9 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit simple-pubescent, style branched in upper half. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Scattered in dryish woodland from the Brisbane Ranges eastwards, commonly in rocky sites and rarely distant from watercourses. Occasionally entering the subalps, e.g. near Mt Wellington. Known in the Grampians from a single historic collection (1904).

Pomaderris briagolensis was formerly included in this taxon. Pomaderris prunifolia var. edgerlyi (Hook. f.) L.B.Moore is endemic to New Zealand.

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: Andre Messina, 2017-06-15
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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 prunifolia var. prunifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris prunifolia var. prunifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians 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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory