Common name: Sydney Pomaderris
Pomaderris ledifolia A.Cunn. APNI*
Synonyms: Pomaderris calvertiana F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high, sometimes prostrate under extreme conditions; young stems with short whitish simple hairs.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to lanceolate, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex often mucronate, margins thickened but not prominently recurved; upper surface glabrous, midrib impressed; lower surface silky with whitish simple hairs, secondary veins usually not apparent.
Flowers in compact terminal panicles 1–4 cm diam. Petals present. Hypanthium with long appressed hairs.
Capsule and hypanthium with long appressed silvery simple hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread, usually on rocky hillsides, at higher altitudes south from Gibraltar Ra. N.P.
Usually on rocky hillsides, at higher altitudes.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Often confused with P. andromedifolia subsp. andromedifolia, small-leaved form.
Text by G.J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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