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Dodonaea petiolaris F.Muell.
Family Sapindaceae
Dodonaea petiolaris F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 2 m high.

Leaves simple, broad-lanceolate to ovate, usually 3–6 cm long, 8–25 mm wide, apex acute, base attenuate to truncate, margins entire to sinuate, often folded lengthwise, glabrous; petiole 7.5–14 mm long.

Flowers in terminal panicles; pedicels mostly 3–6 mm long. Sepals 5, linear-lanceolate, 1.2–2.5 mm long, persistent. Stamens 6–10 mm long. Ovary glabrous.

Capsule 3-winged, greatly inflated, 16–30 mm long, rarely to 38 mm, 12–25 mm wide, rarely to 30 mm, glabrous; wings 1.5–4 mm wide, membranous.


Distribution and occurrence: in shrubland on sandy, stony skeletal soils on hills and ranges, widespread in arid and semi-arid rocky areas.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by P. G. Wilson & J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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