Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Vulnerable
Listing and Conservation Advices Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris parrisiae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008et) [Conservation Advice].
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan not required, included on the Not Commenced List (1/11/2009).
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
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:Parris' Pomaderris - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2005jq) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): August 2014 list)
Scientific name Pomaderris parrisiae [22119]
Family Rhamnaceae:Rhamnales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author N.G.Walsh
Infraspecies author  
Reference Muelleria 7(20 (1990) 207.
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

A shrub to small slender tree, up to 9 m high, flowers cream to pale yellow ( (Walsh 1990c; Harden 1990).

Most specimens are from the escarpment country between the Southern Tablelands and South Coast, in the Kybean-Bemboka area of NSW (Harden 1990; Walsh 1990c). A few southern outliers occur at lower altitudes (Walsh 1990c).

Populations surveyed in 1986/89 by Briggs & Leigh (1990) are Egan Peaks (15 plants), Brown Mt (300+ plants) and Wadbilliga Fire Trail (50 plants) (Briggs & Leigh 1990). There are recent records from Big Jack Mt, Stockyard Ck. and Carrington Falls. The latter collection was not in flower and may only be a related species (Southern Zone, NSW NPWS 2000, pers. comm.).

The species is conserved in Ben Boyd NP (population size unknown) and Egan Peaks NR (less than 1000 individuals) (Briggs & Leigh 1996).

Previously known as Pomaderris sp. F, P. sp. 3 (Tantawangalo SF-Ben Boyd NP) (Walsh 1990c; Briggs & Leigh 1990 in Keith & Ashby 1992). Specimens of P. parrisae have in the past been referred to as P. nitidula and P. andromedifolia (Walsh 1990c). Two specimens, Albrecht 2923 and Briggs 2084, are tentatively placed with the species (Walsh 1990c). Briggs (pers. comm.) doubted that the taxon from Jingera Rock is the same as those occurring at other localities (Keith & Ashby 1992).

Grows on skeletal soils in tall open forest or rainforest, chiefly on the escarpment ranges (Harden 1990). Specimens from near the escarpment are associated with tall open-forests dominated by Eucalyptus fastigata, E. smithii, E. cypellocarpa or E. nitens, sometimes with elements tending towards cool-temperate rainforest such as Atherosperma moschatum, Aleaeocarpus holopetalus and Tasmannia lanceolata. The soils are skeletal, overlaying granite or sediments. Specimens from southern localities appear to be from drier sites with shrubby or dry sclerophyll vegetation (Walsh 1990c).

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
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Habitat disturbance from recreational vehicle use Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris parrisiae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008et) [Conservation Advice].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris parrisiae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008et) [Conservation Advice].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Commonwealth Conservation Advice on Pomaderris parrisiae (Threatened Species Scientific Committee, 2008et) [Conservation Advice].

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1990). Delineation of Important Habitats of Threatened Plant Species in South-Eastern New South Wales. Canberra: Australian Heritage Commission.

Briggs, J.D. & J.H. Leigh (1996). Rare or Threatened Australian Plants - Revised Edition. Collingwood: CSIRO Publishing.

Harden, G.J. (ed) (1990). Flora of New South Wales. Volume One. Kensington, NSW: University of NSW Press.

Keith, D. & E. Ashby (1992). Vascular Plants of Conservation Significance in the South East Forests of New South Wales. Page(s) 210. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hurstville, NSW National Parks &Wildlife Service.

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NSW NPWS) (2000). Personal communication. Sydney: NSW NPWS.

Walsh, N.G. (1990c). Two new species of Pomaderris Labill. (Rhamnaceae) from New South Wales. Muelleria. 7(2):207-212.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Pomaderris parrisiae in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Sun, 21 Sep 2014 04:24:12 +1000.