F. Muell., Trans. Phil. Soc. Vic. 1:8 (1855).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Small hop-bush.
Dioecious or rarely polygamo-dioecious spreading shrub, 0.5-1.5 m high; leaves simple, sessile, obovate, sometimes oblanceolate or oblong, rarely broad-obovate, obtuse or rounded at the apex, entire, 0.8-2 x 0.3-0.8 cm, not viscous, glabrous.
Flowers usually 2 or 3 together, rarely in a few-flowered terminal cyme; pedicels 1.5-2.6 mm long; sepals 5, rarely 4, linear to linear-lanceolate, 1.4-3 mm long, caducous; stamens usually 8, rarely as few as 5; ovary glabrous.
Capsule usually 3-angled, rarely 4-angled, subglobose or oblong or obovate in lateral view, 6.5-8.5 x 5-8.5 mm, glabrous, septicidally dehiscent, appendages 0.5-1 mm broad, usually present as narrow wings extending the length of the capsule or rarely only above the middle of the capsule.
||Dodonaea bursariifolia leaf.
Image source: fig 422b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Dodonaea bursariifolia capsule.
Image source: fig 423b in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 470; West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig. 26.
Occurs in semi-arid malice scrub communities usually in sandy loams. Dominant associated species include Eucalyptus foecunda, E. calycogona, E. dumosa, E. incrassata, Triodia irritans and Maireana spp.
S.Aust.: GT, FR, EP, MU, YP, SL, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.
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