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Family: Sapindaceae
Dodonaea humilis

Citation: Endl., Atakta Bot. t. 31 (1835).

Synonymy: Dodonaea boroniifolia

Common name: Dwarfhop-bush.

Dioecious spreading shrub, 0.1-1 m high; leaves imparipinnate, 1-3.5 cm long excluding the petiole; lateral leaflets 2-12, rarely as many as 14, cuneate, obovate to broad-obovate, rarely oblanceolate, concave above, 3-7-toothed or -lobed at the apex, 3-8 x 2-7 mm, viscous, glabrous or sometimes with sparse simple hairs on the mid-vein below; the terminal leaflet usually elliptic or obovate, entire or rarely toothed or divided, 2.5-4 x 2-3 mm, otherwise similar to the lateral leaflets; petiole 1-4 mm long.

Flowers from solitary to a 3-5-flowered terminal cyme; pedicels 1.5-4 mm long; sepals 4, lanceolate-ovate, 1.8-2.8 mm long, persistent; stamens 8; ovary glabrous.

capsule 4-lobed, oblong in lateral view, 4.5-7 x 4.5-6 mm, with dense glandular hairs, septifragally dehiscent, appendages absent.

image of FSA2_Dodonaea_hum.jpg Dodonaea humilis leaf.
Image source: fig 422d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig, 86.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — March.

SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: See note under previous species about possible hybridisation between D. hexandra and D. humills.

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