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 viscosa var. angustifolia

Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Full Sun Gardening skill: This shrub is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties which are effective for the purpose of stabilizing sand dunes and to control erosion.

Flowers are produced from April to August autumn-winter. Manual and mechanical control can keep D. Dodonaea viscosa makes a good hedge and is used for firewood, ploughs, tool handles, medicine leaves and rootsbee forage, ornamentalland reclamation, dune fixation and as a tooth brush.


The tree is frost and drought hardy and the roots are soil binding making it a good choice as a ground stabilizer and for erosion control. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Red data list status: Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa. A guide to useful plants of southern Africa.

Most of the Dodonaea viscosa var.

Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. Dodonaea viscosa Jacq var.

AgroForestryTree Database online data sheet. Insects associated with this species: Seeds are black, smooth and are dispersed by wind. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.

Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page The bark of the tree is interesting with dark grey colouring, fissured and peeling on the trunk and reddish brown on the branches. The editors could not find any information about biological control programmes for this species. The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual flowers from the male flowers. Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera.


In East Africa it occurs in a variety of habitats; from riverine forest, sandy beaches to rocky soils on hillsides and arid marginal areas, mostly in disturbed areas where it may grow in homogenous stands. Kirkia 10 1 Page As soon as they are transplanted they are moved to areas receiving full sun where they will be buffeted by winds,as in nature, and may be watered as needed.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia

Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils. Creative gardening with indigenous plants: As Dodonaea viscosa Schmidt, E.

Dodonaea viscosa is a thin-stemmed, leafy shrub or tree, usually m tall with a light crown. Not listed as a noxious weed by the state or governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In Uganda it is widely believed to doddonaea indigenous. Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout. The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky.