Dodonaea petiolaris is a shrub species in the genus Dodonaea found in Australia.

Dodonaea petiolaris
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Dodonaea
D. petiolaris
Binomial name
Dodonaea petiolaris


It is an erect shrub, 1–2(–5) m high living on sandy and loamy soils, on rocky hillsides and ridges.[1] The seed possesses a water gap explaining its dormancy.[2]


Dodonaea petiolaris yields the diterpene ent-3β-acetoxy-15,16-epoxylabda-8(17),13(16),14-trien-18-oic acid (C22H28O6) or its enantiomer.[3]


The species occurs in Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.[4]

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  1. ^ Western Australian Herbarium, Biodiversity and Conservation Science. "FloraBase—the Western Australian Flora".
  2. ^ Turner, S.R.; Cook, A.; Baskin, J.M.; Baskin, C.C.; Tuckett, R.E.; Steadman, K.J.; Dixon, K.W. (2009). "Identification and characterization of the water gap in the physically dormant seeds of Dodonaea petiolaris: a first report for Sapindaceae". Annals of Botany. 104 (5): 833–844. doi:10.1093/aob/mcp171. PMC 2749536. PMID 19620135.
  3. ^ Jefferies, P.R.; Payne, T.G.; Raston, C.L.; White, A.H. (1981). "The chemistry of Dodonaea spp. VIII. Isolation and crystal structure of a diterpene acid from Dodonaea petiolaris". Australian Journal of Chemistry. 34 (5): 1001–7. doi:10.1071/CH9811001.
  4. ^ "Dodonaea petiolaris". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2010-01-15.

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