Seeds of South Australia
Dodonaea lobulata (Sapindaceae)
Lobed Hop-bush
List of species for Dodonaea
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Seed collecting:
August to November
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [valid record; outlier; Saunders Ck Gorge]
Broughton (FLB02)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Near Threatened
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Near Threatened
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [likes rocky areas]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); D)   (Definite Decline)   [likes rocky areas]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Least Concern
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Carlisle (NUL01)Nullarbor
 Least Concern
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
IBRA regions
DISPLAY ALL
Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooVulnerable
  (IUCN: VU D1+2)   [valid record; outlier; Saunders Ck Gorge]
5 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
3 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockNear Threatened
, Rare
2 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionRare
, Vulnerable
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaEndangered
  (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); D)   (Definite Decline)   [likes rocky areas]
7 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 3 subregionsNullarborLeast Concern
, Rare
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony PlainsNear Threatened
  [edge of range]
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Dodonaea]
Name derivation:
Dodonaea named after Rembert Dodoens (1517-1585), a Flemish physician and botanist, also known under his Latinized name Rembertus Dodonaeus. Lobulata means lobe-shaped; referring to the leaflets.
Distribution:
Found in the east-central and far west parts of South Australia, growing on rocky hills and ridges in arid open woodland and shrubland. Also found in Western Australia and New South Wales.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Dioecious erect shrub to 3 m high. Leaves either irregularly pinnatifid or irregularly 2–12-lobed or rarely leaf entire, leaf blade linear to linear-oblanceolate, obtuse, to 5.5 cm long and 2.5 mm wide, glabrous to sparsely hairy,  lobes 1–1.5 mm long, rarely to 5 mm, apex obtuse or rounded. Flowers 2 or 3 together, axillary, sepals 3 or 4, stamens 6-8. Flowering between May and July.
Fruit type:
Red-brown capsule 3- or rarely 4-winged, to 21 mm long and 15 mm wide, glabrous, wings extending from the base to the apex of the capsule.
Seed type:
Black ovoid seed to 3 mm long and 2.5 mm wide with a short brown aril.
Embryo type:
Folded.
Seed collecting:
Collect capsules that contain hard black seeds, usually when capsule is turning red or brown.
Seed cleaning:
Place capsules in a tray and leave to dry for 1 to 2 weeks. Then rub the capsules by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed viability:
From one collection, the seed viability was high, at 80%.
Seed germination:
This species has physiological dormancy that needs to be overcome for the seed to germinate (e.g. nicking the seed coat).
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
74600 (474.6 g)
74600 (474.6 g)
100+31-Oct-2005DJD159
Gairdner-Torrens
8-Aug-200680%-18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.