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Sublime Point Pomaderris - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Pomaderris adnata
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 09 Feb 2001
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


Spreading shrub to 2 metres tall, with hairy young stems. Leaves are narrowly oval in shape, 1.5 to 3 cm long, 3 to 8 mm wide, upper surface smooth, undersurface furry, and margins curved downwards. Flowers are pale yellow, borne in small many-flowered clusters. Fruit is an hairy, black, egg-shaped capsule to 3 mm long. The species can be distinguished from similar Pomaderris species that occur in the area by having petals, by the absence of simple hairs on the stem, and by the short, sparse appressed hairs on the midrib and larger lateral veins on the underside of the leaf.


Known only from one site at Sublime Point, north of Wollongong.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs near the edge of the plateau behind the Illawarra escarpment.
  • Associated vegetation is Eucalyptus sieberi (Silver-top Ash) - Corymbia gummifera (Red Bloodwood) forest with occasional Hakea salicifolia (Willow-leaved Hakea).
  • Soil is a sandy loam over sandstone.
  • Flowers in late September although buds are present on the plant for many months before the flowers open.
  • Fruit matures in November - December.
  • Estimated longevity of 10 to 25 years.
  • Killed by fire.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinIllawarra Predicted None
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known None