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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A checklist of South African plants. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus.

From there they can grow up to mm tall before they are transplanted to 2 L or 4 L bags. The leaves are used externally as a remedy for itchy skin and to treat skin rashes.

The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual dodknaea from the male flowers. Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Flower colour: In addition, many birds use the tree as angustifolai nesting site. In Namaqualand the green leaves are boiled slowly, then left to steep, strained, and the extract is used for influenza, colds and also to induce sweating.

Google QR Code Generator. Leave this field blank. 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.

Derivation of specific name: Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below. As Dodonaea viscosa Schmidt, E.


Controlling the weed before it seeds will reduce future problems. Full Sun Gardening skill: Dodonaea viscosa Jacq var. Red data list status: 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.

Factsheet – Dodonaea viscosa (Sand Olive)

Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities. 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.

Van Wyk, Braam [A. Shrub or small tree. Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning reddish later. Style mm long. Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa.

Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung. Fast growing, water wise and hardy, the Sand olive will make a great addition to your garden. Dodonaea viscosa is a thin-stemmed, leafy shrub or tree, usually m tall with a light crown.

The early Cape settlers used a decoction prepared from the new leaf tips for fever. Useful trees and Shrubs for Uganda. Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout.

The Dodonaea specimens are then transplanted to 10 L bags when they are around 1. Seed can be harvested in dodonaae and sown in spring into plastic seed trays.


Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa Coates Palgrave K. The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky. A South African guide.

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. It also used to relieve coughs and the congested feeling typical of influenza, croup and diphtheria. Click here to register.

Flowers are produced from April to August autumn-winter.

West; Dodonaea vis cosa subsp. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring.

Kirkia 10 1 Page Dodonaea viscosa makes dodonae good hedge and is used for firewood, ploughs, tool handles, medicine anfustifolia and rootsbee forage, ornamentalland reclamation, dune fixation and as a tooth angustifoliaa. Seeds are black, smooth and are dispersed by wind. In Uganda it is widely believed to be indigenous. The plastic seed trays are then kept moist and the seeds will germinate in weeks’ time. The papery fruit contain black, smooth seeds. In arid areas it is also a valuable source of firewood.

Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils. Creative gardening with indigenous plants: