Dodonaea angustifolia. Sand Olive (E) Sandolien (A) Native to Southern Africa Shrub, tree. Evergreen Full sun. Frost tolerant. Low water requirements. Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia (L.f.) Benth.: Dodonaea viscosa f. angustifolia (L.f.) ; Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia (L.f.) ; Dodonaea viscosa. Dodonaea angustifolia. Sapindaceae. L. f. The leaves are narrowly elliptic and shiny green above; petiole up to 10 mm long. New leaves and young twigs are.

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Dodonaea angustifolia

Leaves simple yellowish-green, glabrous, resinous ; lamina narrowly elliptic; apex acute or acuminate; base decurrent dldonaea the petiole. In Uganda it is widely believed to be indigenous. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. Google QR Code Generator. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? As Dodonaea viscosa Schmidt, E. The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend upon factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species.

Aangustifolia is ideal for water-wise gardens. Manual and mechanical control can keep D.

Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning reddish later. A checklist of South African plants. AgroForestryTree Database online data sheet.

Scientific name

Useful trees and Shrubs for Uganda. Celtis sinensis — Chinese hackberry — Chinese nettle tree. Its bark is light grey and finely fissured. In addition, many birds use the tree as a nesting site. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled.


Flowers are produced from April to August autumn-winter. As a shrub it can be planted together with other indigenous plants like Gazania krebsianaa groundcover with orange flowers, and Eriocephalus ericoides, wild rosemary, for a well rounded garden. Useful Trees and Shrubs for Tanzania. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia

Click here to register. The genus Dodonaea was named after Rembert Dodoens.

Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Dodonaea viscosa is angustkfolia throughout tropicalsubtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Europe, southern Asia and Australasia and many oceanic islands with warm climates. Full Sun Gardening skill: The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever.

The currently accepted name for this angustifoli is not clear and our selected name is arbitrary. The leaves are used externally as a remedy for itchy skin and to treat skin rashes.

In Namaqualand the green leaves are boiled slowly, then left to steep, strained, and the doronaea is used for influenza, colds and also to induce sweating. In South Africa there are two recognized taxa: Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils.

Display spot characters for this species. Burning helps to control regrowth and destroy emerging seedlings.


Field guide to trees of southern Africa. The droopy leaves are shiny light green above and paler green below.

Click on images to enlarge. Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown.

The Dodonaea specimens are then ddonaea to 10 L bags when they are around 1. Dodonaea viscosa is invasive in parts of Kenya and naturalised in parts of Tanzania and Uganda A. Kirkia 10 1 Page Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout. By Edeth Mukaro T Style mm long.

Red data list status: The papery fruit contain black, smooth seeds. Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images The fruit is a distinctive capsulewith papery wings ; wings pale brown or coral pink.

Water wise and evergreen, the indigenous Sand olive is an all-rounder that will brighten your garden. Derivation anbustifolia specific name: The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky.

In arid areas it is also a valuable source of firewood. Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung.

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