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Threatened species

Carrington Falls Pomaderris - profile

Indicative distribution

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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 walshii
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 20 Apr 2007
Profile last updated: 17 Aug 2018


Pomaderris walshii is a shrub or small tree growing up to 3 m tall. The young stems, leaf under surfaces and outer surface of the flowers are covered with a layer of white hairs mixed with flat silvery white or rusty hairs. The leaves are oval shaped at the base and have a pointy tip; they are about 36-60 mm long and 14-22 mm wide. The flowers are 100-200 together in heads 4-7.5 cm long with a wide base; individual flowers are cream to yellow and are externally covered with a soft hair.


Pomaderris walshii has a very highly restricted distribution. It is currently known only from the upper catchment of the Kangaroo River, above the escarpment near Robertson within the Sydney Basin Bioregion. It occurs as two small populations within a total area of occurrence of about three lineal kilometres of riparian habitat, with very low numbers of individuals.

One population occurs in a conservation reserve, Budderoo National Park, with 13 known individual plants. The second population occurs on private freehold land upstream, comprises about 30 individual plants.

Habitat and ecology

  • Pomaderris walshii has been recorded in riparian habitat varying from shrubland to open grassy forest. Some more recent new records have found the species approximately 100 m from riparian habitat.
  • Because of the very low numbers of individuals the habitat constraints, ecology, and reproductive biology of P. walshii are very poorly known.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinMoss Vale Known Upper catchment of the Kangaroo River, above the escarpment near Robertson