Pomaderris oraria subsp. calcicola N.G.Walsh

Muelleria 7: 271 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Straggling shrub, often many-stemmed from base, to c. 2 m high; branchlets greyish or rusty, stellate-pubescent. Leaves narrow-ovate, narrow-elliptic, ovate or elliptic, 20–70 mm long, 10–25 mm wide, acute or obtuse, not toothed, upper surface hispid to subvelutinous with simple hairs, midrib and secondary veins strongly impressed, lower surface densely white or grey stellate-pubescent, with scattered larger rusty stellate hairs (denser over the veins); stipules 2–7 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence a panicle of 1-several, few-flowered clusters, 3–10 cm long. Flowers greenish, cream or crimson-tinged, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 0.5–1 mm long. Hypanthium c. 2 mm long; sepals 2–2.5 mm long, persistent; petals absent; disc absent; ovary inferior, summit stellate pubescent; style branched from near base. Operculum membranous, c. two-thirds as long as mericarp. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

EGL, EGU, GipP, SnM. Endemic on limestone in eastern Victoria, e.g. Mitchell River cliffs near Bairnsdale (where now possibly extinct), shores of Lake Tyers, Swan Reach, Buchan, Murrindal, and an isolated occurrence in the Bindi Valley near Swifts Creek. Often locally dominant in shrubland formations.

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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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris oraria subsp. calcicola in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris oraria subsp. calcicola in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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