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Dodonaea viscosa

Hop Bush at Jerrabomberra, NSW

Dodonaea viscosa at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021
Dodonaea viscosa at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021
Dodonaea viscosa at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021
Dodonaea viscosa at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021
Dodonaea viscosa at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021
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Identification history

Dodonaea viscosa 1 Jan 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 24 Dec 2021 Steve_Bok

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Appeared to be a parasitic plant growing on Dodonaea viscosa

3 comments

   1 Jan 2022
I think a virus or gall -like infection has caused this abnormal growth of Dodonea
   9 Feb 2022
Rohan Syer of Friends of Andrews Reserve in Melbourne sent me the following information.

"Michael. You had a Hop bush gall photo. We had same instances in Melbourne. Friends of Andrews Reserve. FOAR. I had contacted Leon Costerman, nothing conclusive but deduce it is insect related. This link has some details. https://www.horticulture.com.au/globalassets/hort-innovation/resource-assets/ny15002-gall-producing-insects.pdf
From the above site: The gall is a by-product of insect feeding, caused when the feeding insect injects saliva into the plant that contains particular chemicals or hormones.

Thrips (various families in order Thysanoptera)
Many plant species can be affected by gall forming thrips including Acacia, Myoporum, Ficus, Dianella, Schefflera, Casuarina, Pittosporum and many others. Inconclusive but my guess at this point is that it is thrip caused. Our photo sample - unable to insert. But same as yours. "

(From Leon) From Leon - "There are numerous types of insect, and different plants are affected in different ways: some, like wattles, get galls (lumps), others, like tea-tree, get 'brushes' of leaves of very reduced size (sometimes called 'witch's brooms', some get distorted growth of the leaves, which appears to be the case with your Dodonaea."
Steve_Bok wrote:
   9 Feb 2022
Thanks for the additional information Michael, that’s very interesting. I have noticed this a number of times since, so it would appear to be relatively common.

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Phaps chalcoptera (Common Bronzewing) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 20 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Grevillea juniperina (Grevillea) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 20 Jul 2022 by Steve_Bok
Chlenias nodosus (A geometer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Scopula optivata (Varied Wave) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 30 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Diplacodes haematodes (Scarlet Percher) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 23 Apr 2022 by Steve_Bok
Neochmia temporalis (Red-browed Finch) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Delias harpalyce (Imperial Jezebel) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Vanessa itea (Yellow Admiral) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Cormobates leucophaea (White-throated Treecreeper) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Trogodendron sp. (genus) (Clerid beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Feb 2022 by Steve_Bok
Genduara punctigera (Crexa Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 21 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rhipidura albiscapa (Grey Fantail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Notoncus capitatus (An epaulet ant) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Chrysolopus spectabilis (Botany Bay Weevil) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 15 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Taxeotis intextata (Looper Moth, Grey Taxeotis) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 8 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Chezala privatella (A Concealer moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Melanacanthus scutellaris (Small brown bean bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Yoyetta celis (Silver Princess Cicada) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 7 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Adversaeschna brevistyla (Blue-spotted Hawker) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Synthemis eustalacta (Swamp Tigertail) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Galanga labeculata (Double-spotted cicada) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Hoshihananomia leucosticta (Pintail or Tumbling flower beetle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Tolpis barbata (Yellow Hawkweed) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Rutilia (Chrysorutilia) sp. (genus & subgenus) (A Bristle Fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Jan 2022 by Steve_Bok
Eristalinus punctulatus (Golden Native Drone Fly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Scutiphora pedicellata (Metallic Jewel Bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Pergidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Sawfly) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Choerocoris paganus (Ground shield bug) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 24 Dec 2021 by Steve_Bok
Epiphyas postvittana (Light Brown Apple Moth) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 13 Nov 2021 by Steve_Bok
Habronestes sp. (genus) (An ant-eating spider) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 4 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa (Water Forget-me-not) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Viola odorata (Sweet Violet, Common Violet) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Cymbonotus sp. (preissianus or lawsonianus) (Bears Ears) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 3 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Solanum linearifolium (Kangaroo Apple) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 1 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok
Microseris walteri (Yam Daisy, Murnong) at Jerrabomberra, NSW - 1 Oct 2021 by Steve_Bok

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 24 Dec 2021 08:14 PM Recorded on
  • Steve_Bok Recorded by

Additional information

  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • False In flower

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