Brunonia 7: 101 (1984) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: extinct (x)
Remarks: J.H. Willis, in Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:357 (1973) recorded D. truncatiales for what is now regarded as D. heteromorpha. True D. truncatiales was subsequently discovered in far-eastern Victoria.
J.H. Willis, in Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:357 (1973) recorded D. truncatiales for what is now regarded as D. heteromorpha. True D. truncatiales was subsequently discovered in far-eastern Victoria.
Dioecious, erect shrub to 3 m high; branchlets angular, ribbed to flattened, glabrous. Leaves opposite or alternate, usually simple and sessile, sometimes irregularly pinnate (then shortly petiolate) with 1–10 leaflets; simple leaves linear to linear-lanceolate, 3.5–8.3 cm long, 2–5 mm wide (leaflets, if present, 0.6–3 cm long, 2–3 mm wide), acute, margins flat to revolute, glabrous, not viscid. Flowers in axillary cymes; pedicels 3.5–10(–12.5) mm long; sepals 4, ovate, 1.5–2.3 mm long, viscid, caducous; stamens 8, c. equal in length with sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 4-winged, transversely oblong in outline, 5–6.5 mm long, 15–25 mm wide, glabrous, wings 6.5–10 mm wide, membranous, rarely coriaceous; seeds lenticular, 1.7–2.4 mm long, black, dull, exarillate. Flowers spring and summer.
Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria, known from 2 collections made in the late 19th century from Mt Zero in the Grampians, c. 500 km south-west of the nearest extant populations in New South Wales. Extensive, unsuccessful searches for this species suggest that D. heteromorpha is extinct in Victoria.
Dodonaea heteromorpha is unusual in the genus in having both simple and compound leaves.
The above description is based largely on ex-Victorian material.
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