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Family: Rhamnaceae
Pomaderris flabellaris

Citation: J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 366 (1926).

Synonymy: Trymalium flabellare F. Muell. ex Reisseck, Linnaea 29:281 (1858). , Pomaderris flabellare

Common name: Fan pomaderris.

Low shrub probably not often exceeding 1 m; leaves flabellate or laterally elliptic, subentire or especially distally crenulate or denticulate, with the extreme margins often incurved at least when dried, the blade 4-8 x 5-13 mm, densely stellate-tomentose below, less tomentose to subglabrous above, tapered to the 2-5 mm long petioles.

Flowers in short dense racemes in the axils of and similar in length to the leaves or terminal racemes or few-branched panicles up to 2 cm long; pedicels c. 1 mm long; peduncles, pedicels and the outside of the calyx ferruginous-stellate-tomentose; ovary c. 1 mm long; sepals c. 2-2.5 mm long; petals 0; style divided to below the middle with the branches stigmatic along the inner face; ovary extending well above the insertion of the calyx, densely long-hairy.

fruit not known.

image of FSA2_Pomaderris_fla.jpg Pomaderris flabellaris inflorescence and flower.
Image source: fig 428a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Reported from quartzite and granite and from sand dunes.

S.Aust.: EP.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.

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Biology: The reason for the apparent absence of fruits, when flowers with large ovules have often been collected, is unknown.

Taxonomic notes: The leaf shape of a few specimens approaches that of P. obcordata or P. oraria.

Author: Not yet available

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