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Round-leaf pomaderris
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Pomaderris vacciniifolia, the round-leaf pomaderris, is a spreading shrub, endemic to Victoria, Australia.

The round-leaf pomaderris was listed as vulnerable in the 2005 Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria issued by the Department of Sustainability and Environment. In 2008, the plant's conservation status was highlighted when it was revealed that several plants had branches removed during construction of the North–South Pipeline. The Victorian government's scientific advisory group recommended that the plant be listed as a protected species under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act. The plant was added to the Protected Flora List in 2010.

The only significant remaining wild population of the round-leaf pomaderris is at Toolangi, about 70 km north east of Melbourne. Factors in the decline of the species include browsing by feral deer, land clearing, and the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

The plant was described in 1858 by the Austrian botanist Siegfried Reisseck.

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