Dwarf Hop Bush - SA Endemic

Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Dodonaea
Species: humilis
Main Flower Colour: Red

Description

Dioecious spreading shrub to 1 m. Leaves imparipinnate, 0.9–2.6 cm long excluding petiole, rarely to 4.5 cm; lateral leaflets 2–14, obtriangular, obovate, rarely oblanceolate, entire, attenuate to broadly cuneate at base, 3–8 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes with sparse hairs on midrib below; apex 3–7-toothed, terminal leaflet elliptic or obovate, entire or rarely toothed or divided, smaller than laterals; petiole 1–4 mm long. Flowers solitary or in 3–5-flowered terminal cymes; pedicels 1.5–4 mm long. Sepals 4, lanceolate to ovate, 1.8–2.8 mm long, persistent. Stamens 8. Ovary glabrous. Capsule 4-lobed, oblong in lateral view, 4.5–7 mm long, 4.5–6 mm wide, with dense glandular hairs; appendages absent; dehiscence septifragal. Fig. 32D.

Occurs in southern S.A. on Eyre, Yorke and Fleurieu Peninsulas and on Kangaroo Is. A shrub of mallee scrub on limestone or calcareous soils overlying limestone.

Flowering start in October and ends in March.

Identification

The main flower colour is red.

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=48862Created: 08 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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