Pomaderris oraria

Common name: 

Bassian Pomaderris

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (T)

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Low exposed dunes and coastal scrub1

Flower description:

Greenish, cream or crimson- tinged1


Shrub to 2 m1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Only Pomaderris oraria subsp. oraria is present at the Prom. This species differs from others at the Prom by having leaves which are hairy above2,1

Image of Pomaderris oraria
Image of Pomaderris oraria
Image of Pomaderris oraria Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Rare in Australia and Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.