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Family: Sapindaceae
Dodonaea lobulata

Citation: F. Muell., Linnaea 23:372 (1853).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Lobed-leaved hop-bush, lobed hop-bush.

Dioecious erect shrub, 1-3 m high; leaves irregularly pinnatifid or irregularly 2-12-lobed in the apical two-thirds, entire in the basal one-third, rarely whole leaf entire, the lobes elliptic to linear-oblong and usually concave above, 1-1.5 x 0.5-1 mm, obtuse to rounded, sessile, lamina linear to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, 1.5--4.5 x 0.05-0.2 cm, viscous, with raised glands, or rarely with flat glands, glabrous to puberulent.

Flowers 2 or 3 together, axillary; pedicels 3-6.5 mm long; sepals 3 or 4, ovate, 1.6-2.7 mm long, caducous; stamens 6-8; ovary glabrous.

Capsule 3- or rarely 4-winged, transverse-elliptic or broad-obovate in lateral view, 10.5-15 x 14-21 mm, glabrous, septifragally dehiscent, wings 4-7 mm broad, extending from the base to the apex of the capsule.

image of FSA2_Dodonaea_lob.jpg Dodonaea lobulata leaf.
Image source: fig 422f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Erickson et al. (1973) Flowers and plants of Western Australia, fig. 435; Rotherham et al. (1975) Flowers and plants of New South Wales and southern Queensland, fig. 476; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 471; West (1984) Brunonia 7:fig. 66.

Distribution:  Grows on rocky hills and ridges in arid open woodland and shrubland associated with Eucalyptus flindersii, E. camaldulensis, Acacia notabilis, Eremophila spp., Triodia irritans, Maireana sedifolia and Atriplex vesicaria.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — July.

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Biology: D. lobulata is often grazed by goats, e.g. in the Hinders Ranges.

Taxonomic notes: One collection from the Birksgate Range is the only record of this species north of Maralinga in the western part of the State (NW).

Author: Not yet available

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