Dodonaea boroniifolia G.Don

Hairy Hop-bush

Gen. Hist. 1: 674 (1831) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dioecious or rarely polygamodioecious, spreading to erect shrub to 2(–4) m high; branches terete or slightly angular, densely covered with simple, arched hairs. Leaves imparipinnate, 6–40 mm long (excluding petiole), with 6–16 lateral leaflets; leaflets narrowly angular-obovate to obovate, 2.5–10 mm long, 1.5–5.5 mm wide, apex 3–6-toothed or -lobed, the teeth broadly acute to obtuse, the central one often recurved, margins revolute or recurved, surfaces glandular-viscid, glabrous to pubescent; petiole 1–8 mm long. Flowers paired or in threes, axillary; pedicels 4–8(–12) mm long; sepals 4, lanceolate to ovate, 2–4 mm long, viscid, caducous; stamens 8–10, longer than sepals; ovary densely pilose. Capsule 4-winged, broadly elliptic in outline, 10–20 mm long, 12–18 mm wide, glabrous or sometimes pubescent, wings 2.5–5 mm wide, membranous. Seed lenticular, strongly compressed towards margin, 2.1–2.6 mm long, black, dull, exarillate. Flowers autumn and spring.

CVU, EGL, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Occasional in north-central and north-east Victoria (Albury-Wangarrata-Myrtleford area, Strathbogie Ranges, Pyrenees-Bealiba Ranges, Pine Mountain) and in Gippsland near Maffra. Grows on or near granite or sandstone outcrops in eucalypt woodland, shrubland and heath.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Sapindaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-05-02
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Sapindales
family Sapindaceae
genus Dodonaea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Dodonaea boroniifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dodonaea boroniifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales