Pomaderris elachophylla F.Muell.

Lacy Pomaderris

Fragm. 2: 131 (1861)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub, 1–3.5 m high; branchlets densely covered with fine rusty stellate hairs. Leaves often subopposite, ovate to obovate, 2–10(–11) mm long, 1.5–5(–8) mm wide, obtuse to emarginate, margin plane or recurved, upper surface glabrous or with scattered simple or stellate hairs, lower surface densely stellate-pubescent, whitish, often with scattered larger, rusty hairs; stipules c. 0.5 mm long, deciduous. Flowers axillary, solitary or in small clusters; bracts deciduous. Flowers cream, externally stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–3 mm long; hypanthium 0.1–0.2 mm long; sepals 1.4–1.6 mm long, much longer than hypanthium; petals absent; disc absent; ovary virtually superior, stellate-pubescent, style branched from near base. Operculum membranous, subequal to mericarp. Flowers Nov.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VVP, WaP. Also NSW, Tas. Occurs in cool, moist foothill to montane forests from Portland area to the Cobberas Mountains in the far east.

Possible hybrids between P. elachophylla and P. racemosa have been collected from the Grampians. Plants from the far east tend to have slightly larger leaves with more rusty stellate hairs on the lower surface than those occurring west from the Bairnsdale area.

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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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 elachophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris elachophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales