Dodonaea triquetra Wendl.

Large-leaf Hop-bush

Bot. Beob. 44 (1798) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Dioecious or rarely polygamodioecious, erect shrub to 3.5 m high; branchlets angular to flattened, glabrous. Leaves simple, elliptic, lanceolate or ovate, 4.5–13 cm long, 1–4.7 cm wide, acute to acuminate, entire to sinuate, not viscid, dull, discolorous, glabrous; petiole 2–11 mm long. Flowers in terminal panicles; pedicels 4.3–8.5 mm long; sepals 4(or 5), broadly triangular, 0.6–1 mm long, caducous; stamens 8(–10), longer than sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 3-winged, broadly obovate or broadly oblong in outline, 8–16 mm long, 10–15 mm wide, glabrous, wings 2–5 mm wide, membranous; seed lenticular, 2.5–2.7 mm long, black, shiny, usually with hyaline membrane lifting at margin, exarillate. Flowers mostly summer.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW, Qld. Locally common in wet and dry sclerophyll forests east of Bairnsdale, usually growing in sandy soils or shallow soils overlaying rock, often near watercourses.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-09-22
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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 triquetra in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dodonaea triquetra in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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