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 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.

Dodonaea viscosa Jacq var. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record Dodonaa all images As Dodonaea viscosa Schmidt, E. Useful Trees and Shrubs for Tanzania. 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. From there they abgustifolia grow up to mm tall before they are transplanted to 2 L or 4 L bags.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Regional Soil conservation Unit, Nairobi, Kenya. The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky. Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2 2 Pages – Field guide to trees of southern Africa. 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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In addition, many birds use ddodonaea tree as a nesting site. Dodonaea viscosa is invasive in parts of Kenya and naturalised in parts of Tanzania and Uganda A. Water wise and evergreen, the indigenous Sand olive is an all-rounder that will brighten your garden. Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung.

For a sore throat and oral thrush it is used as a gargle. Insects associated with this species: 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.

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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. Its bark is light grey and finely fissured. Identification, Propagation and Management for agricultural and pastoral communities. It is ideal for water-wise gardens. Fruits with papery wings. Red data list status: Origins and meanings of names of South African plant genera.


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

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The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual flowers from the male flowers. 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.

As Dodonaea viscosa Phiri, P. Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities.

Google QR Code Generator. Derivation of specific name: The Dodonaea specimens are then transplanted to 10 L bags when they are around 1. He was a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote a book on plants of the Middle Ages.

In the rural areas Dodonaea viscosa var. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. A checklist of South African plants.

The leaves are simple lanceolate with pointed tips and secrete a gum exudate which gives it a glossy appearance.

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