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Family: Rhamnaceae
Pomaderris oraria

Citation: F. Muell. ex Reisseck, Linnaea 29:268 (1858).

Synonymy: P. paniculosa F. Muell. ex Reisseck, Linnaea 29:269 (1858); P. racemosa sensu J. Black, Fl.S. Aust. 546 (1952), non Hook.

Common name: Coast pomaderris.

Often a small shrub 30-50cm high but occasionally up to 2.5 m; leaves ovate or elliptic-oblong to suborbicular, entire or obscurely toothed, with the extreme margins sometimes incurved, the blade 8-25 x 7-16 mm rarely larger, densely stellate-tomentose below, often with brown-ferruginous hairs on the veins, less so or glabrous above, usually more or less obtuse at the base, petioles 2-8 mm long.

Flowers in short axillary and terminal racemes or few-branched panicles usually under 2 cm long; pedicels 1-2 mm long; peduncles, pedicels and the outside of the calyx grey- or somewhat ferruginous-stellate-tomentose; ovary 1-2 mm long; sepals c. 2 mm long; petals 0; style divided to about the middle, the branches stigmatic along the inner face; ovary extending well above the insertion of the calyx, densely long-hairy.

Fruitlets opening by a valve half their length.

image of FSA2_Pomaderris_ora.jpg Pomaderris inflorescence and flower with opened flower.
Image source: fig 428e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Costermans (1981) Native trees and shrubs of south-eastern Australia, p. 217.

Distribution:  Occurs in a wide range of habitats; especially common on limestone.

  W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Reisseck (1858) twice spelt the epithet ovaria (no obvious derivation). Most recent authors have changed this to oraria (coastal), perhaps because this is how Mueller had written it.

Author: Not yet available

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