Common name: Privet Pomaderris
Pomaderris ligustrina Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–2 m high, stems rusty with long spreading simple hairs and a short stellate-tomentum.
Leaves mostly lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, rarely ovate to ± circular, 2–8 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, margins recurved; upper surface glabrous, secondary veins regularly arranged; lower surface silky, rusty simple hairs usually obscuring secondary and tertiary veins; stipules lanceolate, 5–7 mm long, shed early.
Flowers yellow, in loose terminal panicles, covered with long whitish hairs. Sepals not persistent in fruit. Petals absent.
Capsule and hypanthium with long silvery hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the escarpment ranges south from Mt Warning, more common in the Sydney district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G.J. Harden
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves 2–8 cm long, lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, more than twice as long as broad; margins usually distinctly recurved: sepals 0.8–1.4 mm long.||subsp. ligustrina|
|Leaves 1.5–3 cm long, broad-ovate to ± circular, less than twice as long as broad; magins flat to weakly recurved; sepals 1.5–2 mm long.||subsp. latifolia|
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