Pomaderris

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Pomaderris a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pomaderris A genus of polypetalous shrubs of the order Rhamneæ and tribe of the same name, characterized by a capsule free at the apex, deciduous bracts, and petals, if present, five, shorter than the filaments, and surpassed by the oblong anthers. The ovary is coherent with the calyx-tube, and encircled at the base of the calyx-lobes by a slight disk. There are 22 species, natives of Australia and New Zealand. They are erect branching shrubs, hoary with star-shaped hairs on the young branches, and on the under surface of the alternate revolute leaves, which are either narrow or broad and flat. The abundant flowers are arranged in oblong panicles or corymbs, and are whitish- or yellowish-brown. P. apetala and P. lanigera are small evergreen trees of Australia, there known as hazel, the former sharing with Alphitonia excelsa the name of cooper's-wood. P. elliptica is the kumerahou of New Zealand, with crisped and fragrant yellow flowers, and P. ericifolia is the tauhinu, both shrubs with white branches. Several other species are cultivated for their flowers in Australia.
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Usage

In literature:

Pomaderris and Flindersia were in fruit and blossom.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
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