Dodonaea stenozyga F.Muell.

Desert Hop-bush

Fragm. 1: 98 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Dioecious, erect shrub to 1.5 m high; branchlets angular, glabrous. Leaves paripinnate, sometimes with small terminal tooth or lobe, 10–25 mm long (excluding petiole), with 2–6(–10) lateral leaflets; leaflets linear, terete or concave or channelled above, falcate or sometimes c. straight, obtuse, often recurved, entire, 8–13.5(–25) mm long, 0.5–2 mm wide, viscid, glabrous; petiole 9.5–20(–24) mm long. Flowers paired or in threes, axillary; pedicels 4–8.5 mm long; sepals 4, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 1.5–3.2 mm long, caducous, glabrous; stamens 7 or 8, shorter than sepals; ovary glabrous. Capsule 4-(rarely 3- or 5-) winged, broadly elliptic or broadly ovate in outline, 8.5–14.5 mm long, 10–17 mm wide, glabrous, wings 2–6.5 mm wide, coriaceous, dehiscence septifragal. Seeds lenticular, 1.7–2 mm long, black, shiny, exarillate. Flowers spring and summer.

LoM, MuM. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria, confined to the far north-west where overall rather rare, but can be locally common. Grows in semi-arid mallee or open eucalypt woodland on sandy soil.

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, 2019-07-26
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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 stenozyga in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dodonaea stenozyga in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory