Narrow-leaf Hop-bush
Dried Fruit on Shrub with Seed
Ellura
Wedge-leaf Hop-bush
Leaf, Front
 
    
Wedge-leaf Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa ssp cuneata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Sapindales
Family: Soapberry (Sapindaceae)
Species: Wedge-leaf Hop-bush (Dodonaea viscosa ssp cuneata)
This Photo:     Whole Shrub

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 © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Oct-2012
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)