Common name: Large-leaf Hop-bush
Dodonaea triquetra J.C.Wendl. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 3 m high.
Leaves simple, elliptic, sometimes lanceolate or ovate, 4.7–12 cm long, 10–47 mm wide, apex acuminate to acute, base narrow cuneate to attenuate, margins entire or sinuate, glabrous; petiole 2–7 mm long.
Flowers in terminal panicles; pedicels mostly 5–10 mm long. Sepals 4 rarely 5, 0.6–1 mm long, broad triangular not persistent. Stamens 8, rarely 10. Ovary glabrous.
Capsule 3-winged, 9.5–16 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, glabrous; wings 2–5 mm wide, membranous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry or wet sclerophyll forest or woodland, usually on sand or sandstone or serpentinite, west to Pindari Dam and Rylstone district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Plants with leaves that are smaller (oblong to oblanceolate' 3.5-6.5 cm long, 8-15 mm wide), with obscure secondary venation and are leathery have been separated as a 'coriaceous' form. These grow on serpentinite in the Curricabark and Nowendoc areas, also in the Barrington district, from Torrington to near Pindari Dam. NT NWS. [previously specimens from the Nowendoc area (NT) were separated as D.lanceolata F. Muell. var. subsessilifolia J. G. West]
Text by P. G. Wilson & J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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