Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa— Sticky Hop-bush—SAPINDACEAE

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa

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Habitat—Dry Rainforest and coastal situations on sand.

Distribution— North from Port Macquarie in New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description— Dense spreading shrub to 2 m high.

Local occurrences

Kattang Nature Reserve

Leaves.—Simple, entire, alternate, elliptic, rarely ± obovate, 20 to 40 mm wide, (length to breadth ratio of 3 to 4 to 1), 7 to 13 cm long, apex broad–acute or obtuse, margins irregularly sinuate; petiole 2.5 to 6 mm long.

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa

Inflorescence.—Small and insignificant, male and female flowers on separate plants.

Flowering.—Summer

Fruit.—Capsule 2 or rarely 3–winged, ± circular in lateral view; body of carpel (excluding wing) less than 7 mm wide, 15 to 23 mm long, 20 to 25 mm wide; wings 4 to 4.5 mm wide.

Ripe.—Autumn

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. viscosa