- Furry, much-branched shrub to 1.5 m tall.
- Leaves are an oblong shape, 1-2.5 cm long and 2-5 mm wide, with a slightly wrinkled surface and inrolled margins.
- Small, cream-coloured flowers are grouped in clusters and develop into small capsules at maturity.
- A related and more widespread species, Pomaderris ericifolia, has smaller (<1 cm long), narrower (1-2 mm) leaves than P. phylicifolia.
Distribution and Habitat
- North of Auckland, in scattered populations along coasts.
- Habitat is nutrient poor sites in scrub or sedgeland or on clay banks and roadsides.
- Habitat modification and loss, including succession to forest.
- Browsing by goats.
- Herbicide use on roadsides.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Control of goats by hunting.
- Ensure that forest owners are aware of potential habitats and can recognise the species.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Goat control - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.
- Dopson et al. (1999). The conservation requirements of New Zealand’s nationally threatened vascular plants. Threatened Species Occasional Publication 13. Department of Conservation, Wellington.
- Wilson & Given (1989). Threatened plants of New Zealand. DSIR Publishing, Wellington.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.