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For information to assist proponents in referral, environmental assessments and compliance issues, refer to the Policy Statements and Guidelines (where available), the Conservation Advice (where available) or the Listing Advice (where available).
 
In addition, proponents and land managers should refer to the Recovery Plan (where available) or the Conservation Advice (where available) for recovery, mitigation and conservation information.

EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Endangered
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
 
Federal Register of
    Legislative Instruments
Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument].
 
State Government
    Documents and Websites
NSW:Cotoneaster Pomaderris - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005jn) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Endangered (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
VIC: Listed as Threatened (Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (Victoria): February 2014 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Pomaderris cotoneaster [2043]
Family Rhamnaceae:Rhamnales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Wakef.
Infraspecies author  
Reference The Victorian Naturalist 68 (9 Dec. 1951) 142 (p. 140 is continued on p. 142 -- p. 142 continues onto p. 141).
Distribution map Species Distribution Map

This is an indicative distribution map of the present distribution of the species based on best available knowledge. See map caveat for more information.

Illustrations Google Images

Shrub 1-3 m high with cream flowers. Branchlets and the lower surfaces of leaves are usually covered with dense star-shaped hairs, which may be white or sometimes rusty in colour (Walsh & Entwisle 1999).

Occurs in south-eastern NSW (South Coast and Southern Tablelands regions) south from the Moss Vale district and in far eastern Vic. (East Gippsland region) (Walsh & Entwisle 1999; Harden 2000).

In NSW it is known from the following reserves: Nungatta NP (c. 77 plants in 3 sites); South East Forests NP (c. 30 plants at 1 site); Morton NP (c. 300 plants at 1 known site and an unknown number in another imprecisely known locality); Kosciuszko NP (apparently > 1000 plants at 1 site). It is also known from freehold land along the Tantawangalo Ck (c. 235 plants at 3 sites) (MEL, NSW & CANB undated) and has been recorded east of Tumut along the Goobragandra Valley, and in several locations in the South East Forests National Park (NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Southern Region 1999).

In Vic. it is currently known from a single plant at one site in Coopracambra NP near the Yambulla Peak. This is some distance from the type locality on the upper Genoa River where it was last collected in 1950 (MEL, NSW & CANB undated; Walsh & Entwisle 1999; Victorian Workshop Participants 2000 pers. comm.).

This species is similar to P. prunifolia but differs in having broader leaves that are more sparsely and finely hairy above and more softly and finely hairy below, with few, if any, rusty hairs (Walsh & Entwisle 1999).

Usually growing on shallow soils with outcropping rock, often associated with clifflines (above, on or below) or riverbanks. The species occurs in dry, shrubby open forest on north-west to south-west facing slopes (NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Southern Region 1999).

Habitat notes from specimens include: 'base of cliff, tall open forest (E. fastigata)'; 'alluvial terrace with tall open forest (E. cypellocarpa)'; 'alluvial terrace with tall open forest (E. muelleriana)'; 'rocky riparian site amongst tall open eucalypt forest (E. viminalis)'; 'rocky river bed'; 'Growing on dry south-westerly facing slope above river. Associated with Westringia sp. aff. longifolia, Grevillea lanigera, Prostanthera sp. nov., Eucalyptus radiata, Olearia sp., Kunzea ericoides and Acacia pravissima'; 'Growing in shrubby woodland of Eucalyptus maidenii & E. elata. south-facing slope with loamy soil on metasiltstone' (MEL, NSW & CANB undated).

A few of the riparian sites have low levels of willow (Salix) and blackberry (Rubus fruticosus agg.) invasion. However, most sites are remote and in essentially weed-free vegetation (MEL, NSW & CANB undated).

Plants flower Oct.-Nov. (Walsh& Entwisle 1999; MEL undated).

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Climate Change and Severe Weather:Reduced rainfall caused by climate change National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Ecosystem/Community Stresses:Ecosystem Degradation:Habitat deterioration due to soil degradation and erosion National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Pomaderris cotoneaster in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ty) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Disturbance, especially from human recreational activities and development Pomaderris cotoneaster in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ty) [Internet].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Soil disturbance and/or trampling due to bushwalking National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Rubus fruticosus aggregate (Blackberry, European Blackberry) National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Salix spp. except S.babylonica, S.x calodendron & S.x reichardtii (Willows except Weeping Willow, Pussy Willow and Sterile Pussy Willow) National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds Pomaderris cotoneaster in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ty) [Internet].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by insects National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Problematic Native Species:Competition, predation and/or habitat degradation by kangaroos and wallabies National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Pomaderris cotoneaster in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006ty) [Internet].
Pollution:Garbage and Solid Waste:Dumping of household and industrial waste National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Roads and Railroads:Development and/or maintenance of roads National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].
Transportation and Service Corridors:Utility and Service Lines:Construction and/or maintenance of communication towers National Recovery Plan for Pomaderris cotoneaster (Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water, undated) [Recovery Plan].

CANB (n.d.). Australian National Herbarium specimens.

Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2000). Flora of New South Wales, Volume One. Kensington, NSW: University of NSW Press.

MEL (undated). National Herbarium of Victoria Specimens. [Online]. Available from: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/research_and_conservation/herbarium.

NSW Herbarium (undated). New South Wales National Herbarium specimens.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NSW NPWS) (1999ji). Threatened Species of South-eastern New South Wales - Riverina Highlands. Hurstville: NSW NPWS.

Victorian Workshop Participants (2000). Personal communication.

Walsh, N.G. (2002). Personal Communication.

Walsh, N.G. & T.J. Entwisle. (eds) (1999). Flora of Victoria, Volume Four. Melbourne, Royal Botanic Gardens, Inkata.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pomaderris cotoneaster in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:38:23 +1000.