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Pomaderris edgerleyi

Family: Rhamnaceae

Pomaderris edgerleyi  is a prostrate perennial shrub creeping over the surface of rocks and soil. Branches are covered in rusty brown hairs contrasting with the dark green and wrinkled leaves. Formerly Pomaderris prunifolia var. edgerleyi. Named after British plant collector and horticulturist, John Edgerley (1814-1849) who settled in Auckland.
An endemic species found in the upper portion of the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 1 m

Flower symmetry: symmetric


Flower size: 3 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, elliptic-oblong

Sepals: 5, pale yellow

Leaf size: 15-25 mm

Petals: 0

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment: stipule

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry