Common name: Woolly Pomaderris
Pomaderris lanigera (Andrews) Sims APNI*
Description: Shrub or small tree, 1–5 m high, stems with rusty curly hairs.
Leaves with leaves variable tomentum, lanceolate to ovate, sometimes elliptic, 2.5–10 cm long (mostly 5–8 cm), 15–30 mm wide, apex acute, rarely obtuse, mucronate, margins not recurved; upper surface dull green, with ± moderately dense simple erect hairs, sometimes bristly; lower surface usually with short whitish and longer rusty curly hairs with at least the secondary veins appearing rusty.
Flowers golden, 3–5 mm long, usually in corymbose panicles with relatively long bare branches. Petals present.
Capsule and hypanthium shortly stellate-tomentose with some longer greyish simple hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in open forest on the coast and ranges. Some populations in the Goulburn district have leaves very sparsely hairy above and elliptic with an obtuse apex.
In open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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