Common name: Cotoneaster Pomaderris
Pomaderris cotoneaster N.A.Wakef. APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–2 m high, stems with a short whitish stellate tomentum.
Leaves elliptic, mostly 1.5–3 cm long, 10–15 mm wide, apex obtuse to emarginate; upper surface ± bristly, hairs scattered to very sparse, at least some hairs stellate; lower surface a fine white mat of loose stellate hairs; secondary veins impressed above, strongly raised on lower surface.
Flowers creamish, in short leafy panicles. Petals absent. Hypanthium, sepals and ovary with long simple whitish hairs.
Capsule not seen; hypanthium, sepals and ovary with long simple whitish hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare, south from Mittagong district.
In dry sclophyll forest, often on skeletal soil.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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