Common name: Rusty Pomaderris
Pomaderris ferruginea Sieber ex Fenzl APNI*
Description: Shrub 1–4 m high, stems rusty, pubescent with spreading simple hairs.
Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 10–35 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse; margins ± flat; upper surface glabrous and dull dark green; lower surface with longer curly rusty hairs above a whitish tomentum often giving a rusty appearance, secondary veins regularly arranged, tertiary veins generally apparent; stipules ovate to lanceolate, c. 8 mm long, shed early.
Flowers whitish or sometimes yellow, in sparse terminal panicles 5–10 cm diam. Petals present. Hypanthium and capsule with long silky hairs.
Capsule and hypanthium with long silky hairs.
Distribution and occurrence:
Often found along streams; widespread in open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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