Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Shrub 1.5–4.5 m high; young branchlets stellate-pubescent with scattered long simple hairs, but soon becoming glabrous. Leaves narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, 25–60 mm long, 8–20 mm wide, acute, margins weakly to strongly recurved, upper surface glabrous, lower surface villous with dense, pale to rusty simple hairs (often appressed on midvein) over fine stellate hairs; stipules 4–6 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence c. pyramidal or subglobular, 1–5 cm long; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or yellow, externally greyish, moderately to densely villous with longer simple hairs over fine stellate hairs; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 0.6–0.8 mm long; sepals 0.8–1.4 mm long, deciduous; petals absent, style branched in middle third; disc absent; ovary virtually inferior, summit villous. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.
EGL, EGU, GipP, HSF. Occasional in dryish foothill forests and along rocky watercourses, mainly eastwards from Bairnsdale.
Closely related to Pomaderris ferruginea but distinguishable by the finer stems (usually less than 1 mm diam. immediately below inflorescence and becoming glabrous after c. 1 year) and petioles, and in the generally smaller leaves and flowers, the latter always apetalous. Subsp. latifolia N.G.Walsh is confined to areas near the New South Wales-Queensland border.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|