Scientific Name:
Pomaderris Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. 1, 61 (1805)

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, not armed, with stellate hairs often forming a tomentum, sometimes with simple hairs as well. Lvs alternate, small to large. Stipules deciduous or persistent, small. Fls small, in cymes, ☿, often aggregated to form large panicles, 5-merous, pedicellate. Calyx with triangular lobes. Petals sometimes 0, not forming a hood or enclosing anthers; claw short and narrow. Filaments bent downwards in upper part, > petals. Disc annular, inconspicuous. Ovary apparently inferior through immersion in combined calyx tube and disc, 3-celled; style 3-lobed; stigmas simple. Fr. small, capsule-like, 3-valved, loculicidal, with upper part protruding above calyx tube, dehiscing to release 3 cocci (each consisting of 1 seed and surrounding endocarp). Seed smooth, with thickened funicle widened to form a cup-shaped aril.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)
Number of species in New Zealand within Pomaderris Labill.
Indigenous (Endemic)5
Indigenous (Non-endemic)3
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
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Walsh, N. G.; Coates, F. 1997: New taxa, new combinations and an infrageneric classification in Pomaderris (Rhamnaceae). Muelleria 10: 27–56.