Hopbush

Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Dodonaea
Species: microzyga
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

Forget flowers, its the colourful seed pods that look a bit like hops used to flavour beer that make these plants distinctive. Much branched, dense low shrub to 1m high. Leaves with up to 3 pairs of round leaflets, sticky. Separate inconspicuous male and female flowers. Seeds enclosed in a colourful 3 or 4-winged capsule. Growing in stony area.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Colourful winged seed capsules

Uses

Hopbush fruits probably used by early settlers as a substitute for hops.

References

Flora of Central Australia. Australian Systematic Botany Society
http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/12034

Created: 07 May 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 18 May 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

CHC - Channel Country

Specifics

Diamantina NP, Qld

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