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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The editors could not find any information about biological control programmes for rodonaea species. Dodonaea germinates quite easily,so no special treatment of the seed is needed, and it does well in cultivation. The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky.

Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring. West; Dodonaea vis cosa subsp. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. As Dodonaea viscosa Phiri, P.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia

Seed production is prolific. The best form of invasive species management is prevention. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K.

Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? The Khoi-Khoi used a concoction of the root for colds and influenza.

The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance.


Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. Seed can be harvested in autumn and sown in spring into plastic seed trays. The papery fruit contain black, smooth seeds. Useful trees and Shrubs for Uganda. Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera.

Conservation Status Status Dodonaea viscosa var. Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled. Controlling the weed before it seeds will reduce future problems.

Celtis sinensis — Chinese hackberry — Chinese nettle tree. Other early uses of the plant include the treatment of pneumonia, tuberculosis and skin angusticolia. Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa.

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

In the rural areas Dodonaea viscosa var. The droopy leaves are shiny light green above and paler green below. Van Wyk, Braam [A. Fast growing, water wise and hardy, the Sand olive will make a great addition to your garden.

Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2 2 Pages – angusstifolia Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Seeds of the parasite are deposited on the branches of the host as a result of birds feeding on the fruits of the parasite and cleaning their beaks on the branches of the host. Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils.

Dodonaea viscosa is invasive in parts of Kenya and naturalised in parts of Tanzania and Uganda A. The plastic seed trays are then kept moist and the seeds will germinate in weeks’ time.


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 year. A guide to useful plants of southern Africa. Dodonaea viscosa Jacq var.

The early Cape settlers anggustifolia a decoction prepared from the new leaf tips for fever. Leave this field blank. Field guide to trees of southern Africa.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Identification, Propagation and Management for agricultural and pastoral communities. Manual and mechanical control can keep D. Full Sun Gardening skill: 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.

Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien – Sun Trees

As Dodonaea viscosa Exell, A. The seed has papery wings and is possibly dispersed by wind. This shrub is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties angusstifolia are effective for the purpose of stabilizing sand dunes and to control erosion. In the genus Dodonaea there are 60 species widespread mostly in Australia. Burning helps to control regrowth and destroy emerging seedlings.

AgroForestryTree Database online data sheet.

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