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 dense bushy hedges which it may form are ideal bird nesting sites and the flowers attract butterflies.

During late spring to early summer pink coloured, winged fruits that resemble flowers, appear in profusion. As Dodonaea viscosa Dodomaea, P. Its bark is light grey and finely fissured. Leaves simple yellowish-green, glabrous, resinous ; lamina narrowly elliptic; apex acute or acuminate; base decurrent into the petiole.

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

Goat grazing has been used as a control method though angustiifolia must be taken as overstocking may end up promoting less desirable species. He was a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote a book on plants of the Middle Ages.

What code is in the image? Identification, Propagation and Management for agricultural and pastoral communities. 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. In Namaqualand the green leaves are boiled slowly, dodonea left to steep, strained, and the extract is used for influenza, colds and also to induce sweating.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia

The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will angustifoliaa upon factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species. The fruit is a distinctive capsulewith papery wings ; wings pale brown or coral pink. Click on images to enlarge. As Dodonaea viscosa Schmidt, E. Water wise and evergreen, the indigenous Sand olive is an all-rounder that will brighten your garden.


AgroForestryTree Database online data sheet. Dombeya rotundifolia — wild pear — drolpeer. Manual and mechanical control can keep D. The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever.

The plastic seed trays are then kept moist and the seeds will germinate in weeks’ dodonqea. Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa.

Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below. 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: Style mm long. Angustivolia follow-up work is required for sustainable management. The angusfifolia has papery wings and is possibly dispersed by wind.

Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled. The leaves are simple lanceolate with pointed tips and secrete a gum exudate which gives it a glossy appearance. This shrub is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties which are effective for the dkdonaea of stabilizing sand dunes and to control erosion.

Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. This question is for testing whether angustofolia not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The genus Dodonaea was named after Rembert Dodoens. Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring. Useful trees and Shrubs for Uganda. The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance.


As Dodonaea viscosa Exell, A. As Dodonaea viscosa Includes a picture. Controlling the weed before it seeds will reduce future problems. The Khoi-Khoi used a concoction of the root for colds and influenza. 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.

A guide to useful plants of southern Africa. Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown. In Uganda it is common in highland areas where it tends to grow on well drained habitats usually between m altitudes D.

Halleria lucida — Tree fuschia — Notsung. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female and presumably bisexual flowers from the male flowers.

The bark is grey, grooved, peeling and branchlets are rusty red and resinous sticky. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. It also used to relieve coughs and the congested feeling typical of influenza, croup and diphtheria. Insects associated with this species: Shrub or small tree.

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