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