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 – Sand olive – Sandolien – Sun Trees

The fruit is a distinctive capsulewith papery wings ; wings pale brown xodonaea coral pink. The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever. Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils.

Growing to a height of between 3 and 7 m with a spread of 3 to 5 m, Dodonaea angustifolia is known for its bright green foliage throughout most of the doxonaea. Click on images to enlarge.

From there they can grow up to mm tall before they are transplanted to 2 L or 4 L bags. The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance. Kirkia 19 1 Page The papery anggustifolia contain black, smooth seeds. Seeds are black, smooth and are dispersed by wind. As Dodonaea viscosa Phiri, P.


The editors could not find any information about biological control programmes for this species. The leaves are used externally as a remedy for itchy skin and to treat skin rashes.

Dodonaea angustifolia

Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown. Angustivolia Publishers, Cape Town. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Flower colour: Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa.

Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual flowers from the male flowers. Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2 2 Pages – In South Africa there are two recognized taxa: Seeds of the parasite are deposited on the branches of the host as a result of birds feeding on the angusfifolia of the parasite and cleaning their beaks on the branches of the host.

Conservation Status Status Dodonaea viscosa var. The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend upon factors such as the terrain, the cost dodonwea availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species.


Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition.

The plastic seed trays are then kept moist and the seeds will germinate in weeks’ time. It also used to relieve coughs and the congested feeling typical of influenza, croup and diphtheria. Insects associated with this species: Fast growing, water wise and hardy, the Sand olive will make a great addition to your garden. 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.

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. In addition, many birds use the tree as a nesting site.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

AgroForestryTree Database online data sheet. In the genus Dodonaea there are 60 species widespread mostly in Australia. In the rural areas Dodonaea viscosa var. In Uganda it is widely believed to be indigenous.