F. Muell. ex Tepper, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 3:176, 178 (1880).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Streaked hop-bush.
Dioecious or rarely polygamo-dioecious spreading shrub, to 0.6 m high; leaves simple, subsessile, linear, oblong or narrow-elliptic, acute or obtuse, 0.8-1.4 x 0.2-0.3 cm, viscous, with raised glands, glabrous, margin revolute, entire or irregularly sinuolate or repand.
Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 1-2.6 mm long; sepals 3 or 4, ovate, 1.8-3.3 mm long, persistent; stamens 6-8; ovary glabrous.
Capsule 3- or 4-angled, subglobose or broad-obovate in lateral view, 4-5 x 5-5.5 mm, glabrous, septifragally dehiscent, appendages often absent, lobe-like, at the apex only, less than 0.5 mm broad.
||Dodonaea tepperi leaf.
Image source: fig 422k in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
||Dodonaea tepperi capsule.
Image source: fig 423k in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig. 85.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, MU, YP, SL.
Flowering time: Dec. — March.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
An extremely rare species, now known from only two localities. It may have occurred more widely in semi-arid mallee shrublands which have been cleared for agricultural purposes.
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