National recovery plan for the Bent Pomaderris (Pomaderris sericea)
Oberon Carter, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
Neville Walsh, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
The Bent Pomaderris Pomaderris sericea is a small shrub that is endemic to south-eastern Australia, where it is known from just three populations (two in New South Wales and one in Victoria) comprising a total of only about 20 plants at the Victorian site and an unknown number at the other two. Little is known of its ecology or threats to the species. The Bent Pomaderris is listed as Vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), Threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and Endangered under the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995. This national Recovery Plan for P. sericea details the species’ distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.