Pomaderris costata N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 68: 141 (1951) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub to 4 m high; branchlets shortly and densely villous, with rusty simple and stellate hairs. Leaves ovate or elliptic, 25–50 mm long, 15–35 mm wide, obtuse, margin plane or weakly undulate, upper surface glabrous, lower surface densely pubescent with curved pale to golden simple hairs often c. obscuring the underlying stellate hairs, simple hairs on veins often rusty and subappressed; stipules 3–4 mm long, deciduous. Panicles c. pyramidal, 3–5 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream, externally villous with pale mid-dense simple hairs; pedicels 1.5–3 mm long; hypanthium 0.5–0.7 mm long; sepals 1.2–1.8 mm long, deciduous; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit villous, style branched below midway. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length Flowers Oct.–Nov.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Rare, occurring in dry forest and shrubland, often in exposed rocky sites (e.g. Mt Coopracambra, Snowy River Gorge, Howe Hill) less commonly beside watercourses (e.g. near Orbost).

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 costata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris costata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory