Pomaderris apetala subsp. maritima N.G.Walsh & F.Coates

Muelleria 10: 34 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub 1–3 m high; branchlets greyish (rarely rusty) stellate-pubescent. Leaves ovate, 25–60 mm long, 15–30 mm, apex obtuse, upper surface sparsely stellate-pubescent, veins strongly impressed, secondary (and usually tertiary) veins apparent, lower surface greyish with dense sessile stellate hairs; margins minutely serrate; stipules 4–8 mm long, deciduous. Inflorescence paniculate, c. pyramidal, 5–15 cm long, 2–7 cm wide; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream or greenish, externally densely stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1.5–2.5 mm long; hypanthium 1.3–1.5 mm long; sepals 1.8–2.1 mm, persistent; petals absent; ovary virtually inferior, the summit stellate-pubescent, style branched in middle third. Operculum membranous, occupying most of inner face, or indistinct and mericarp dehiscing via a ventral or marginal slit. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

GipP, WPro. Also Tas. New Zealand. Occurs on low dunes and sea-cliffs at Wilsons Promontory (e.g. Lighthouse area), islands of Corner Inlet, and the western limit of the Ninety Mile Beach. Also in Tas., New Zealand.

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 apetala subsp. maritima in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris apetala subsp. maritima in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

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