Queensland Native Seeds

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana

Scientific NameDodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana
CategoriesShrub
Common Name(s)Burmann's Hop Bush
FamilySapindaceae

Description

"Large shrub or small tree to 6 m." (Flora of Australia)

Notes

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana is used in limited amounts for rehabilitation work to date so far although it has more scope yet. It is likely confused with other Dodonaea species and therefore will not be promoted by its name. Dodonaea species have been quite successful germinating on mine spoils.

D. viscosa subsp. burmanniana is also a very beautiful plant when natural conditions are fair. Conditions in cultivation often produce more abundant growth and flowering, and protection from drought, and so this plant would undoubtedly draw attention as a cultivated ornamental. Unfortunately, Dodonaea as a genus is largely ignored by the ornamental plant trade. It's likely due to the trend in marketing which has been to plants finished in flower which attract buyers on impulse. A gardener looking to produce Dodonaea in flower (actually fruits as winged-capsules) will have to buy plants or seed and wait through at least a full single growing season before they can expect to see flowering and fruiting commence. A larger Dodonaea species such as viscosa subsp. burmaniana may take a few years to build up to size.

Historical Notes

Distribution

"Occurs on the east coast from Cairns, north-eastern Qld, to Grafton, north-eastern N.S.W." (Flora of Australia)

Distribution Map | Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | Queensland Native Seeds

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | bracts | Queensland Native Seeds
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | winged capsule | Queensland Native Seeds
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | bract, leaf | Queensland Native Seeds
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. burmanniana | trunk | Queensland Native Seeds

References and Related Links

Flora of Australia. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra. [Date Accessed: Nov 23, 2019] http://www.ausflora.org.au

https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Dodonaea%20viscosa%20subsp.%20burmanniana