F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:117 (1855).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Horned hop-bush.
Dioecious spreading shrub to 0.6 m high; leaves simple, sessile, linear, channelled below, convex above, acute, 0.6-1.5, rarely to 3.5 x 0.1-0.2 cm, viscous, with raised glands, glabrous, margin entire and strongly revolute.
Flowers solitary or rarely 2 together, axillary or terminal; pedicels 1-1.5 mm long; sepals 3, ovate, 1.5-3.6 mm long, persistent; stamens 6; ovary glabrous.
Capsule 3-angled, globose or angular-obovate in lateral view, 5-7 x 5-8 mm, glabrous, septifragally dehiscent, appendages often absent or lobe-like and at the apex only, to 0.5 mm broad.
||Dodonaea hexandra leaf.
Image source: fig 422c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Dodonaea hexandra capsule.
Image source: fig 423c in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig. 84.
Grows in mallee scrub communities dominated by tree species such as Eucalyptus incrassata, E. porosa, E. socialis and E. anceps and commonly in malice broombush associations; often in alkaline soils and in sandy loams overlying limestone.
S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. ?W.Aust.
Flowering time: May — July.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
This species was apparently collected in W.Aust. on the Elder Scientific Expedition in 1891. It has never been recollected in that State.
Putative hybrids have been found in two areas of the Murray mallee where D. hexandra and D. humills occur together. The hybrid individuals show intermediate morphology for several characters.
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