Pomaderris eriocephala N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 68: 142 (1951) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Spreading shrub, 1–3 m high; branchlets rusty, moderately to densely villous. Leaves ovate to obovate, 8–45 mm long, 7–30 mm wide, obtuse or emarginate, margins entire or subcrenate but veins usually exserted as a tuft of hairs, upper surface hispid with mid-dense to dense simple hairs, secondary veins strongly impressed, lower surface whitish beneath with soft stellate hairs and longer simple rusty hairs over veins; stipules 5–10 mm long, somewhat persistent. Flowers in dense globoid clusters, each c. 1 cm wide; bracts persistent. Flowers cream, externally whitish- to rusty-villous; pedicels 0–1 cm long; hypanthium 1–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.6–2.3 mm long, deciduous; petals absent (rarely present, then narrow-obovate, c. 2 mm long); disc absent; ovary inferior, summit villous, style variably branched. Operculum membranous, c. half mericarp length. Flowers Sep.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, NIS, Strz. Also NSW, ACT. Scattered on shallow rocky soils in dryish open forests or woodlands (sometimes riparian), where sometimes forming thickets. Mainly east of Bairnsdale, with isolated occurances near Yackandandah, Licola and a single historic record from near Drouin.

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: Andre Messina, 2017-09-08
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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 eriocephala in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris eriocephala in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory