Common name: Maple-fruited Hop-bush
Dodonaea heteromorpha J.G.West APNI*
Synonyms: Dodonaea truncatiales var. heterophylla Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3m high.
Leaves simple or sometimes irregularly pinnate; simple leaves 3.5–8.3 cm long and 2–5 mm wide; leaflets 1–10, 6–30 mm long, 2–3 mm wide; lamina of simple leaves and leaflets linear to lanceolate, apex acute, base attenuate, margins revolute, glabrous.
Flowers in axillary cymes; pedicels mostly 4–10 mm long. Sepals 4 ovate, 1.5–2.3 mm long, not persistent. Stamens 8. Ovary glabrous.
Capsule 4-winged, 5–6.5 mm long, 15–25 mm wide, glabrous; wings 6.5–10 mm wide.
Distribution and occurrence: Often grows in semi-arid areas in mallee or open woodland on red soil plains or skeletal soils; widespread west of the ranges.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by P. G. Wilson & J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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