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. Shrub or small dodonaaea. The bark of the tree is interesting with dark grey colouring, fissured and peeling on the trunk and reddish brown on the branches.

Dodonaea angustifolia

Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images Click here to register. The genus Dodonaea was named after Rembert Dodoens.


What code is in the image? Red data list status: Minimising soil disturbance in pasture lands will reduce Dodonaea viscosa ‘s ability to colonise.

For a sore throat and oral thrush it is used as a gargle. Plants of angustfolia Klein Karoo. Display spot characters for this species.

Seed production is prolific. Insects associated with this species: It is ideal for water-wise gardens.

During late spring to early summer pink coloured, winged fruits that resemble flowers, appear in profusion. Dodonaea viscosa is a thin-stemmed, leafy shrub or tree, usually m tall with a light crown.

By Edeth Mukaro T Struik Publishers, Cape Town. 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.

A checklist of South African plants. In arid areas it is also a valuable source of firewood. He angusstifolia a Dutch physician and botanist who wrote a book on plants of the Middle Ages.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

The early Cape settlers used a decoction prepared from the new leaf tips for fever. Struik, South Africa Pages – In addition, many birds use the tree as a nesting site. Regional Soil conservation Unit, Nairobi, Kenya. 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.


Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. Roots need to be removed or the plant will resprout. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring. Seed can be harvested in autumn and sown in spring dodonasa plastic seed trays.

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. A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia.