Dodonaea truncatiales F.Muell.

Angular Hop-bush

Fragm. 2: 143 (1861) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)


J.H. Willis, in Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:357 (1973) included this species for Victoria based mainly on specimens from the Grampians. These are now referred to D. heteromorpha. The far-eastern Victorian occurrence of D. truncatiales is a relatively new discovery for the state.

Dioecious, erect shrub to 3 m high; branchlets angular, ribbed, glabrescent. Leaves simple, sessile, erect, narrowly elliptic, rarely oblanceolate or linear, 4.5–10(–13.5) cm long, 5–13 mm wide, acute, rarely mucronate, entire or (sometimes minutely) dentate, margins revolute, surfaces glabrous, viscid, base extending as a rib or small wing down the stem. Flowers in axillary cymes, rarely solitary or 2 together; pedicels 3–8.5 mm long; sepals 4, lanceolate to ovate, 1.5–3.5 mm long, viscid, caducous; stamens 8, c. as long as sepals; ovary pubescent. Capsule 3–4-winged, depressed-obovate to transversely oblong in outline, 5.5–8 mm long, 17–25 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely puberulent, wings (4.5–)7–10 mm wide, membranous; seeds lenticular, 2.6–2.8 mm long, black, more or less shiny, exarillate. Flowers late winter to spring.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Known in Victoria only from the Genoa district. Usually found in dry sclerophyll forest.

The above description is based largely on New South Wales collections.

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, 2019-02-13
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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 truncatiales in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dodonaea truncatiales in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales