Nature conservation

Threatened species

Brown Pomaderris - profile

Indicative distribution

   Loading map...
The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Pomaderris brunnea
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Gazetted date: 30 May 2014
Profile last updated: 01 Dec 2017


Brown Pomaderris is a shrub to 3 m tall that has distinctively hairy stems. The stem-hairs comprise long brownish hairs above a thick white hairy under-coat. The leaves are up to 4 cm long and 1.5 cm wide and have toothed margins. The upper leaf surface is hairless; the lower surface is densely hairy like the stem. The leaf veins extend to the margins. The small, yellowish flowers have no petals and form dense clusters at the ends of the branches.


Brown Pomaderris is found in a very limited area around the Colo, Nepean and Hawkesbury Rivers, including the Bargo area and near Camden. It also occurs near Walcha on the New England tablelands and in far eastern Gippsland in Victoria.

Habitat and ecology

  • Brown Pomaderris grows in moist woodland or forest on clay and alluvial soils of flood plains and creek lines.
  • Flowers appear in September and October.
  • The species is expected to live for 10 - 20 years, while the minimum time to produce seed is estimated to be 4 - 6 years.
  • The species has been found in association with Eucalyptus amplifolia, Angophora floribunda, Acacia parramattensis, Bursaria spinosa and Kunzea ambigua.

Regional distribution and habitat

Click on a region below to view detailed distribution, habitat and vegetation information.


Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
New England TablelandsWalcha Plateau Predicted None
NSW North CoastMummel Escarpment Known None
NSW North CoastTomalla Predicted None
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Known None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Predicted None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Known None
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinMoss Vale Known None
Sydney BasinSydney Cataract Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None