Pomaderris betulina subsp. betulina

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets densely pubescent with rusty stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to obovate, narrowly obovate or c. oblong, to 35(–60) mm long, 15(–20) mm wide, obtuse, margins usually strongly recurved, upper surface glabrous above or sparsely hispid with secondary veins strongly impressed, lower surface densely stellate-pubescent, greyish or rusty; stipules 1.5–3 mm long, deciduous. Panicles including 1–several compact subglobular clusters each c. 1 cm diam.; bracts persisting until anthesis. Flowers cream, externally pubescent to subvillous with pale stellate and longer pale to rusty simple hairs; pedicels 0–1 mm long (shorter than hypanthium); hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous; ovary inferior, summit villous, style branched near middle. Operculum membranous, c. one-third to half mericarp length. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGL, EGU, HSF, MonT, NIS. Qld, NSW, Vic. Confined to dry, often rocky woodland and open-forests, on slopes or beside streams, and rather rare.

Unusually large-leaved plants (bracketed values in description) are locally common along the Genoa River near the New South Wales border. Pomaderris betulina subsp. actensis N.G.Walsh & F.Coates occurs in the Australian Capital Territory and nearby areas of New South Wales.

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, 2014-09-04
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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 betulina subsp. betulina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris betulina subsp. betulina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory