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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Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Field guide to trees of southern Africa. He was a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote a book on plants of the Middle Ages. Controlling the weed before it seeds will reduce dodonaeq problems. Leave this field blank.

Dodonaea angustifolia

Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning reddish later. Not listed as a noxious weed by the state or governments in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Goat grazing has been used as a control method though care must be taken as overstocking may end up angustlfolia less desirable species. The editors could not find any information about biological control programmes for this species.

In Uganda it is common in highland areas where it tends to grow on well drained habitats usually between m altitudes D. Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. As Dodonaea viscosa Exell, A. The currently accepted name for this taxon is not clear and our selected name is arbitrary. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. The early Cape settlers used a decoction prepared from the new leaf tips for fever. Celtis sinensis — Chinese hackberry — Chinese nettle tree. Roots need angstifolia be removed or the plant will resprout.


Dodonaea viscosa is a thin-stemmed, leafy shrub or tree, usually m tall with a light crown. The specific epithet viscosa means sticky, referring to the young growing tips which contain surface flavonoids; this gives them a shiny appearance. Identification, Propagation and Management for agricultural and pastoral communities.

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. Sandy, Clay, Loam Flowering season: If prevention dodinaea 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.

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This shrub is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties which are effective for the purpose of stabilizing sand dunes and to control erosion. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring. In South Africa there are two recognized taxa: It is ideal for water-wise gardens.

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Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? Seeds are black, smooth and are dispersed by wind. Water wise and evergreen, the indigenous Sand olive is an all-rounder that will brighten your garden. 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.


Dodonaea viscosa is native to Australia, India, and tropical and subtropical Africa. Control is generally best applied to the least infested areas before dense infestations are tackled. He died in The precise management measures adopted for any plant invasion will depend upon factors such as the terrain, the cost and availability of labour, the severity of the infestation and the presence of other invasive species.

Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities. As soon as they are transplanted they are moved to areas receiving full sun where they will be buffeted by winds,as in nature, and may be watered as needed. Regional Soil conservation Unit, Nairobi, Kenya.

The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever. Other early uses of the plant include the treatment of pneumonia, tuberculosis and skin rashes.

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Dodonaea viscosa does well in a wide range of climates and soils. Burning helps to control regrowth and destroy emerging seedlings.

Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Some components of an integrated management approach are introduced below.