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Dodonaea petiolaris
Scientific classification

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

Description

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

Chemicals

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

Distribution

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

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