Common Name

Desert Hopbush




Shrub to 1.5m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, the whole leaf 1-4cm long, composed of 2-11 linear leaflets each 0.8-2cm long, 0.5-2mm wide, narrow cylindrical or concave or channelled above, sticky, glandular, hairless, with blunt tips.  Male and female flowers on different plants.  Flowers sometimes small (less than 3mm across), with 0 petals, 1-3 together on stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.  Fruiting bodies 4-winged.  Critically endangered NSW.  Protected NSW.

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Photo of fruiting bodies and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Baladonia-Esperance Road, WA