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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Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K. As Dodonaea viscosa Drummond, R. Fruits with papery wings.

Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Red data list status: Its flowers are small, yellowish green and are followed by decorative clusters of yellow or reddish fruits with papery wings. Leaves simple yellowish-green, glabrous, resinous ; lamina narrowly elliptic; apex acute or acuminate; base decurrent into the petiole. As Dodonaea ahgustifolia Schmidt, E. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique.

Factsheet – Dodonaea viscosa (Sand Olive)

West; Dodonaea vis cosa subsp. The bark of the tree is interesting with dark grey colouring, fissured and peeling on the trunk and reddish brown on the branches.

The seed has papery wings and is possibly dispersed by wind. The Khoi-Khoi used a concoction of the root for angustifoliaa and influenza. Most of the Dodonaea viscosa var. Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning angustifllia later. In the rural areas Dodonaea viscosa var.


In southern Africa it is regarded as one of the most important traditional medicines and is used in combination with other medicinal plants, including Viscum capense Willem Steenkamp, pers.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia

The leaves are used externally as a remedy for itchy skin and to treat skin rashes. Seeds are black, smooth and are dispersed by wind.

Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2 2 Pages – Useful trees and Shrubs for Uganda. Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa. Dodonaea viscosa is naturalised throughout tropicalsubtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Europe, southern Asia and Australasia and many oceanic islands with warm climates.

Scientific name

The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance. This angustifolai a fast growing plant that prefers a sandy substrate; when given good soil and plenty of water it requires minimal water once established.

He was a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote angudtifolia book on plants of the Middle Ages. Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Leave this field blank. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring. Halleria lucida — Tree dodonasa — Notsung. In Namaqualand the green leaves are boiled slowly, then left to steep, strained, and the extract is used for influenza, colds and also dodonaeq induce sweating. During late spring to early summer pink coloured, winged fruits that resemble flowers, appear in profusion.


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Goat grazing has been used as a control method though care must be taken as overstocking may end up promoting less desirable species. Regional Soil conservation Unit, Nairobi, Kenya. Introduction This well known, drought and wind resistant, indigenous plant abgustifolia grow into a shrub as it is usually multi-stemmed, or a small tree when the lower branches are pruned.

Fast growing, water wise and hardy, the Vodonaea olive will make a great addition to your garden. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Flower colour: Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown.

The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky. From there they can grow up to mm tall before they are transplanted to 2 L or 4 L bags. Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana.

As Dodonaea viscosa Phiri, P. An extract of the leaves is used as a mild purgative and for rheumatism, dodonae and haemorrhoids.