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Pomaderris sp.

Family: Rhamnaceae

The Pomaderris genus has many extremely similar species which can only be determined with a good hand lens. Three which grow in the park and are easily confused are P. discolor, P. elliptica and P. intermedia.

These shrubs grow in forest areas to 2-3 metres, with dense heads of tiny yellow flowers.

The leaves are oval or lance shaped, about 5 -7 cm long.

Another Pomaderris species, P. ferruginea, (Rusty Pomaderris) also grows in the park, on sandstone or in open forest. It is more easily distinguished by its rusty appearance, caused by velvety rust coloured hairs on young branches and undersurfaces of leaves. Its flowers are whitish, rather than the yellow of the other three.

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