Pomaderris ligustrina subsp. ligustrina

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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, 2017-09-11
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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 ligustrina subsp. ligustrina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris ligustrina subsp. ligustrina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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New South Wales