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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 Vulnerable
Recovery Plan Decision Recovery Plan required, included on the Commenced List (1/11/2009).
 
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [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:Brown Pomaderris - profile (NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (NSW DECCW), 2010f) [Internet].
State Listing Status
NSW: Listed as Vulnerable (Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (New South Wales): December 2013 list)
Non-statutory Listing Status
VIC: Listed as Vulnerable (Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria: 2005)
Scientific name Pomaderris brunnea [16845]
Family Rhamnaceae:Rhamnales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Wakef.
Infraspecies author  
Reference The Victorian Naturalist 68 (9 Dec. 1951) 141. (NB text runs from p. 140 to p. 142, to 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

A shrub 1-4 m high with yellowish or cream flowers (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993; Walsh & Entwisle 1999).

The species occurs in the Sydney region of the Central Coast of NSW, east of Tamworth on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, and in the East Gippsland region of Vic. (Peacock 1996).

NSW: The species was originally considered endemic to the Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone region. It is found on the Colo R., the Nepean R. floodplain at Menangle, in creeklines at Wirrumbirra Sanctuary (Bargo) and on the Hawkesbury R. (Harden 1990; Peacock 1996; Fairley & Moore 2000). The distribution may extend into the southern section of Yengo NP along major creeklines and floodplains (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993).

The species occurs in small populations (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993). The Wirrumbirra population contained 900 plants in the late 1980s (Briggs & Leigh 1990)

The species was recently {no date cited} found in Tuggolo SF in Walcha/Nundle and Styx R. Management Areas, in the Northern Region of NSW (Peacock 1996). The forest type supporting this population also occurs in Nowendoc, Riamukka and Enfield SFs, but it is not known if the species occurs in these areas (Peacock 1996).

It is conserved in Wollemi NP (north-west of Sydney), with an unknown number of individuals (Briggs & Leigh 1996).

Collection locations listed by Peacock (1996):
Tuggolo SF, south of Walcha, Northern Tablelands;
Sydney Hawkesbury Sandstone region;
Upper Cordeaux Dam, south of Sydney;
'Hawkesbury R. near the sea';
Near Picton, south of Sydney;
Wollemi NP, north-west of Sydney;
Camden Park, east of Menangle, west of Sydney;
Tantawangalo SF, Devils Ck, south of Sydney;
Borai Ck, tributary of Colo R, north-west of Sydney;
Nepean R. area, west of Sydney;
Wirrimbirrra Sanctuary, Bargo, south of Sydney.

Vic.: The Vic. populations are remarkably isolated from the species' main occurrence around Sydney (Walsh & Entwisle 1999). The species has been recorded in the Gongera Block, just south of the Yalmere Rd to Stony Ck; and on the Roger R. upstream from the Snowy R. These scattered populations support about 200 plants (Victorian Workshop 2000, pers. comm.).

The species is easily confused with other Pomaderris species (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993).

Grows in open forest (Harden 1990). The species has been found in association with Eucalyptus amplifolia, Angophora floribunda, Acacia parramattensis, Bursaria spinosa and Kunzea ambigua (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993).

In the Sydney region this species is found typically near the coast, on Sydney Sandstones (Peacock 1996). In this area is grows in woodland and semi-cleared scrub, on clay and alluvial soils of floodplains and creek lines (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993; Fairley & Moore 2000).

The habitat at Tuggolo SF in Northern NSW is between forest type 168 (Silvertop Stringbark-Gum) and 163 (New England Blackbutt) on a reasonably fertile site (Chris Davey pers. comm. in Peacock 1996).

In Vic. the species grows on and near a river, on shallow shaly soils (Walsh & Entwisle 1999).

Flowers borne in Sept. to Oct (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993; Fairley & Moore 2000).

The species is expected to live for 10-20 years, while the minimum time to produce seed is estimated to be 4-6 years (Maryott-Brown & Wilks 1993).

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
Agriculture and Aquaculture:Livestock Farming and Grazing:Grazing pressures and associated habitat changes National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Biological Resource Use:Logging and Wood Harvesting:Habitat loss, modification and degradation due to timber harvesting National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Climate Change and Severe Weather:Habitat Shifting and Alteration:Habitat loss, modification and/or degradation National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Habitat disturbance from recreational vehicle use National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Human Intrusions and Disturbance:Recreational Activities:Soil disturbance and/or trampling due to bushwalking National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation Delairea odorata (Cape Ivy, German Ivy, Parlor Ivy, Italian Ivy, Ivy Groundsel Mile-a-minute) National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [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 Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Invasive and Other Problematic Species and Genes:Invasive Non-Native/Alien Species:Competition and/or habitat degradation by weeds National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate and/or changed fire regimes (frequency, timing, intensity) Pomaderris brunnea in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006tx) [Internet].
Natural System Modifications:Fire and Fire Suppression:Inappropriate prescribed regimes and/or vegetation management to control fire regimes National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Pollution:Household Sewage and Urban Waste Water:Changes to water quality and quantity due to urban/agricultural runoff and stormwater National Recovery Plan for Rufous Pomaderris Pomaderris brunnea (Sutter, G., 2011) [Recovery Plan].
Species Stresses:Indirect Species Effects:Low numbers of individuals Pomaderris brunnea in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006tx) [Internet].

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.

Fairley, A. & P. Moore (2000). Native Plants of the Sydney District, An Identification Guide. Roseville, NSW; Kangaroo Press.

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

Maryott-Brown, K. & D. Wilks (1993). Rare and Endangered Plants of Yengo National Park and Adjacent areas. NSW NPWS.

Meredith, L.D. & M.M. Richardson (1990). Rare or Threatened Australian Plant Species in Cultivation in Australia. Report Series No. 15. Page(s) 1-114. Canberra: Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Peacock, R.J. (1996). ROTAP Species of the Walcha/Nundle and Styx River Management Area.

Victorian Workshop Participants (2000). 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 brunnea in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: http://www.environment.gov.au/sprat. Accessed Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:30:59 +1000.