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Threatened species

A Hopbush - profile

Indicative distribution

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Scientific name: Dodonaea sinuolata subsp. acrodentata
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 03 Jan 2019


Shrub to 3 m high. Leaves 2-3 cm long, composed of 6-14 narrow leaflets, each 5-15.5 mm long and 1-2 mm wide, terminal leaflet shorter and lobe-like. Flowers inconspicuous. Fruit a 3-winged (rarely 4-winged) capsule, 9.5-13 mm long, 10-15 mm wide, wings 3-5.5 mm wide, leathery.


In NSW, known from only two locations south-west plains: one near Hillston, and another north of Ivanhoe. The species is also known from central south-west Qld, in the Warrego and Maranoa districts.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows on stony ridges and sandy 'jump-ups' in arid and semi-arid areas. Substrates are commonly stony red sandy-loams with limonite and quartzite pebbles.
  • Common associated species include open woodlands of Acacia aneura (Mulga), A. harpophylla, Eucalyptus melanophloia, E. populnea and E. cambageana (Qld).
  • The nominate species Dodonaea sinuolata flowers during summer and autumn (January to May) and fruit matures from July to November.
  • Recorded as scattered, common, locally frequent and abundant in populations.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Cobar PeneplainBarnato Downs Predicted None
Murray Darling DepressionDarling Depression Predicted None
RiverinaLachlan Predicted None