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

A South African guide. Style mm long. For a sore throat and oral thrush it is used as a gargle. Click here to register.

Minimising soil disturbance in pasture lands will reduce Dodonaea viscosa ‘s ability to colonise. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance.

In the genus Dodonaea there are 60 species widespread mostly in Australia. Its flowers are small, yellowish green and are followed by decorative clusters of yellow or reddish fruits with papery wings.

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Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K. The leaves are simple lanceolate with pointed tips and secrete a gum exudate which gives it a glossy appearance. What code is in the image? 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. This is a fast growing plant that prefers a sandy substrate; when given good soil and plenty of water it requires minimal water once established.

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Consistent follow-up work is required for sustainable management. Fast growing, water wise and hardy, the Sand olive will make a great addition to your garden.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Kirkia 19 1 Page By Edeth Mukaro T Seed production is prolific. In addition, many birds use the tree as a nesting site. Seed can be harvested in autumn and sown in spring into plastic seed trays. 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.


Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page In Uganda it is widely believed to be indigenous. Display spot characters for this species. Struik, South Africa Pages – A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique.

Dodonaea angustifolia

If prevention is no longer possible, it is best to treat the weed infestations when they are small to prevent them from establishing early detection and rapid response. Dodonaea germinates quite easily,so no special treatment of the seed is needed, and it does well in cultivation. The Khoi-Khoi used a concoction of the root for colds and influenza. Google QR Code Generator.

Struik Publishers, Cape Town. Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? 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.

Creative gardening with indigenous plants: As Dodonaea viscosa Exell, A.