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Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and fruit. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Leaves and fruit.. Copyright ATH. Photographer: G. Wilson.
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Cotyledon stage, epigeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Dodonaea lanceolata var. subsessilifolia
Dodonaea lanceolata var. subsessilifolia J.G.West
West, J.G. (1984) Brunonia 7(1): 50. Type: Queensland, Rockhampton-Marlborough Road, Glen Geddes, 23 04 S.,150 17 E., 10.x.1974, K.A.W. Williams 2, holo: BRI.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall.
Terminal buds and young leaves not viscous or varnished. Petioles very short, about 0.1-0.2 cm long, or nil. Leaf blades about 5.5-8 x 1-2.2 cm, glabrous, lateral veins scarcely visible on both the upper and lower surfaces.
Pedicels about 6.3-8.5 mm long. Tepals about 1.8-2.5 x 0.8-1.1 mm. Stamens usually eight but ranging from 7-10, twice as long as the tepals, filaments about 0.2-0.3 mm long, anthers about 3-3.4 x 0.7-1 mm. Styles three, fused together, up to about 15 mm long.
Capsule 3-winged, capsule + wings about 16.5-19 x 14-19 mm, perianth persistent at the base. Seeds about 2-4 per fruit, about 2.8-3.2 x 2.3-2.5 mm. Seeds glossy, laterally compressed, cotyledons coiled, about 9 mm long when unravelled, about as wide as the radicle. Radicle about 5 mm long.
Distribution and Ecology
Endemic to Queensland, occurs in CYP, NEQ and southwards as far as southern and south-eastern Queensland. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1100 m. Usually grows in open forest but also found in vine thickets, monsoon forest and on rain forest margins.
An attractive shrub of good shape and easy growth and produces purplish winged fruits that slowly ripen to brown.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)