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NZ Plants

Pomaderris amoena - tauhinu

Family: Rhamnaceae

Pomaderris amoena is a sprawling perennial shrub with small and narrow bright green leaves. Leaf margins are rolled under and the midrib is recessed. Both leaf and stem are covered in hairs. Formerly Pomaderris phylicifolia var. ericifolia. A genus of around 70 species most of which are endemic to Australia.
An endemic species found throughout New Zealand in coastal and open areas.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 1 m

Flower symmetry: symmetric


Flower size: 4 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, narrow-linear

Sepals: 5, yellow

Leaf size: up to 5-10 mm

Petals:  0

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: stipule

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin:  toothed, curved under

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface:  hairs

Fruit: dry