Nature conservation

Threatened species

P. prunifolia in the Parramatta, Auburn, Strathfield and Bankstown Local Government Areas - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Pomaderris prunifolia - endangered population
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered Population
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 29 Jan 1999
Profile last updated: 06 Jul 2019


Shrub 1 - 3 metres high, stems with rusty stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to oblong to more or less elliptic, 2 - 4cm long, 8 - 15mm wide, apex broadly acute; margins more or less toothed, upper surface very wrinkled; lower surface more or less rusty with stellate hairs. Flowers yellow, on a short pedicel, in short panicles. Petals absent. Hypanthium (cup-like structure above the ovary) with long whitish hairs, capsule with long rusty hairs.


Known from only three sites within the listed local government areas, at Rydalmere, within Rookwood Cemetery and at The Crest of Bankstown.

Habitat and ecology

  • At Rydalmere it occurs along a road reserve near a creek, among grass species on sandstone.
  • At Rookwood Cemetery it occurs in a small gully of degraded Cooks River / Castlereagh Ironbark Forest on shale soils.
  • Does not appear to spread vegetatively. The longevity is thought to be 10-25 years.
  • Buds are present for many months before flowers open.
  • Probably killed by fire.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known LGAs in the Determination listing