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NZ Plants

Pomaderris apetala - tainui

Family: Rhamnaceae

Pomaderris apetala is a sprawling perennial shrub with oval leathery leaves with wrinkled surface and a dense covering of hairs underneath.
Found only in localised areas in the middle to upper North Island. Also found in Australia.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 4 m

Flower symmetry: symmetric


Flower size: 5 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, narrow elliptic

Sepals: 5, pale yellow

Leaf size: 50-100 mm

Petals: 0

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: stipule

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: wrinkled leaf surface; hairs

Fruit: dry