Nature conservation

Threatened species

Silky 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 sericea
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 04 Jun 2021


The Silky Pomaderris is a low shrub, less than 2 m tall, with shining, golden-brown hairs on new growth. Its leaves are elliptical, to 20 mm long by 5 mm wide, with shining golden-brown hairs only on the lower surface. Its flowers are cream-coloured, and grow in clusters at the branch tops.


In NSW, Silky Pomaderris is known only from Berrima and from Wollemi National Park. Silky Pomaderris has also been recorded in north-eastern Victoria.

Habitat and ecology

  • There are only two Silky Pomaderris records in NSW that give details of habitat so it is difficult to generalise about the habitat preferences of the species. Both of these records, however, are from open forest on sandstone. The Bundanoon collection was made at the foot of a cliff.
  • In Victoria it grows in low shrubland on rock within the flood level of the river.
  • Flowering (in Victoria) takes place in October.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinBurragorang Predicted None
Sydney BasinKerrabee Known None
Sydney BasinMoss Vale Predicted Within 5 km of sandstone escarpment
Sydney BasinWollemi Predicted None