Wedge-leaf Hop-bush
Female Buff Flower
Ellura
Wedge-leaf Hop-bush
Female Flower Head
 
                      
Wedge-leaf Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa ssp cuneata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Woody Plants (Sapindales)
Family: Soapberry (Sapindaceae)
Species: Wedge-leaf Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa ssp cuneata)
This Photo:     Female Flower Head

Thank you Andrew Allanson for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
This is the only specimen of this species we've found so far, but it fruited well so we suspect another nearby.
It is well protected under a Sugarwood, surrounded by dead/fallen Callitris branches. As such it's well shaded from the sun and wind; which it seems to thrive on.

Copyright © 2013-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-May-2013
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)