Dodonaea rhombifolia N.A.Wakef.

Broad-leaf Hop-bush

Victorian Naturalist 72: 22 (1955) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Dioecious, erect shrub to c. 2.5 m high; branchlets angular, ribbed or flattened. Leaves simple, elliptic, rarely obovate, 4.5–9.5 cm long, 1.5–4.0 cm wide, acute, margin revolute, surfaces glabrous, not viscid, usually white-spotted below; petiole 4–10.5 mm long. Flowers in axillary few-flowered cymes, sometimes solitary; pedicels 3.5–8.5 mm long; sepals 4, lanceolate to ovate, 2–3.4 mm long, caducous; stamens 8, longer than sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 4-winged, depressed-obovate or transversely elliptic in outline, 10–13 mm long, 15–24 mm wide, glabrous, wings 6–8.5 mm wide, membranous; seeds lenticular, 2.8–3 mm long, black, dull, exarillate. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, HNF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Disjunctly distributed on rocky ground in eastern Victoria with populations in the Pine Mountain area and in gorge tracts of the Snowy and Combienbar Rivers.

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 rhombifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dodonaea rhombifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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New South Wales