Pomaderris andromedifolia subsp. confusa N.G.Walsh & Coates

Muelleria 10: 48 (1997) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Spreading shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets rusty-pubescent with spreading stellate and simple hairs. Leaves ovate, elliptic or obovate, 15–40 mm long, 8–15 mm wide, obtuse or acute, upper surface glabrous, lower surface with scattered to moderately dense, ascending to erect, curved to flexuose, rusty simple hairs, secondary veins apparent; stipules 2–3.5 mm long, deciduous, but commonly persisting for several nodes below stem apex. Inflorescences terminal, and upper-axillary, compact, c. 1 cm long and wide or clusters of this size aggregated; bracts persistent to anthesis. Flowers cream, externally with moderately dense simple hairs; pedicels to c. 3 mm long but often <1 mm; hypanthium c. 1 mm long; sepals 2–2.5 mm long, deciduous; petals spathulate, 2–2.5 mm long; ovary virtually inferior, summit simple-pubescent, style branched in middle third. Fruit not seen in Vic., but elsewhere c. 4 mm long. Operculum membranous, c. half as long as mericarp.

EGL. Known only from 2009 collections from a small population beside the lower lake at Karbeethong (north of Mallacoota) where growing in mixed Eucalyptus, Corymbia gummifera forest.

Subsequent visits to the site have not been able to relocate the population.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2014-08-26
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-06
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pomaderris andromedifolia subsp. confusa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pomaderris andromedifolia subsp. confusa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory