F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 1:98 (1859).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Desert hop-bush.
Dioecious erect rounded and compact shrub, 0.5-1.5 m high; leaves paripinnate, sometimes terminated by a very small tooth or lobe, including the petiole 0.9-3.8 cm long; leaflets 2-6, rarely as many as 10, linear, more or less terete or concave or channelled above, often falcate or sometimes more or less flat and straight, obtuse and often recurved at the apex, entire, 8-14 rarely to 20 x 0.5-2 mm, viscous, with flat glands, glabrous; petiole 9.5-24 mm long.
Flowers usually 2 or 3 together, rarely solitary, axillary; pedicels 4-8.5 mm long; sepals 4, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 1.5-3.2 mm long, caducous; stamens 7 or 8; ovary glabrous.
Capsule 4-winged, broad-elliptic or broad-obovate in lateral view, 8.5-14.5 x 10-17 mm, glabrous, septifragally dehiscent, wings 3-6.5 mm broad, extending from the base to the apex of the capsule.
||Dodonaea stenozyga leaf.
Image source: fig 422i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Dodonaea stenozyga capsule.
Image source: fig 423i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig. 50.
Occurs as a shrub of semi-arid mallee scrub in red sands and associated with Eucalyptus oleosa, E. foecunda and E. gracilis and chenopod shrubs. On the Nullarbor Plain it grows on limestone or sand overlying limestone with Eucalyptus socialis, Eremophila spp. and Maireana spp.
S.Aust.: NW, NU, GT, FR, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL. W.Aust.; Vic.
Flowering time: Sept. — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
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Plants on the Nullarbor Plain (NU) have a larger number of slightly broader almost flat leaflets compared with leaves of D. stenozyga in other areas.
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