Pomaderris vacciniifolia Reissek

Linnaea 29: 266 (1858) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: critically endangered (CR); Victoria: endangered (e); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub, 1–4 m high; branchlets greyish, densely stellate-pubescent. Leaves elliptic to broad-elliptic, (8–)12–15(–22) mm long, (6–)8–10(–13) mm wide, obtuse, margins entire, upper surface glabrous, lower surface whitish, densely and finely stellate-pubescent, sometimes with scattered larger rusty stellate hairs, lateral veins obscure; stipules 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous. Panicles pyramidal or hemispherical, 1–4 cm long and wide; bracts deciduous. Flowers creamy white, externally greyish stellate-pubescent; pedicels 2–3 mm long; hypanthium c. 0.5 mm long; sepals 1.5–2 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 1.2–1.5 mm long, soon falling; disc absent; ovary half-superior to superior, stellate-pubescent, style branched from near middle. Operculum membranous, subequal to mericarp Flowers Oct.

CVU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Endemic in Victoria. Largely confined to moist forest and scrubs in the upper catchment of the Yarra, Plenty and Yea Rivers in an area bounded by Healesville, Marysville and Whittlesea, but also in the Tyers-Walhalla areas.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2015-07-01
Hero image
Distribution map
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 vacciniifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris vacciniifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
New South Wales