Common name: Hazel Pomaderris
Pomaderris aspera Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Pomaderris apetala Labill. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 4 m high, young stems densely rusty-tomentose, hairs stellate to dendritic.
Leaves mostly elliptic to lanceolate, mostly 5–20 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, margins ± toothed; upper surface usually sparsely stellate-hairy, rarely glabrous, dark green and strongly wrinkled between the deeply impressed veins; lower surface ± whitish with stellate hairs, at least the secondary veins rusty-hairy.
Flowers greenish yellow, in loose elongated panicles, 8–25 cm long. Petals absent.
Capsule mostly glabrous, hypanthium stellate-hairy, sepals persistent, recurved in fruit.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in moist forest, especially along streams in moist gullies in the ranges, chiefly south from Barrington Tops, also near Tenterfield, Tia Gorge and Ben Halls Gap S.F.
In moist forest, especially along streams in moist gullies.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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