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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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View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Fast growing, water anghstifolia and hardy, the Sand olive will make a great addition to your garden.

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Regional Soil conservation Unit, Nairobi, Kenya. Pale green flowers are inconspicuous and attract butterflies from winter through spring.

Burning helps to control regrowth and destroy emerging seedlings. Display spot characters for this species.

The droopy leaves are shiny light green above and paler green below. Kirkia 10 1 Page As Dodonaea angustifoliaa Includes a picture. The same extract is considered to alleviate stomach ailments and fever.


Useful Trees and Shrubs for Tanzania. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? Fruits with papery wings.

The fruit is a distinctive capsulewith papery wings ; wings pale brown or coral pink. By Edeth Mukaro T Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Flowers inconspicuous, pale green; sepals greenish-yellow, petals absent; stamens brown.

Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia – Sand olive – Sandolien

Juglans regia — Common walnut — English walnut. Field guide to trees of southern Africa. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa. Water wise and evergreen, the indigenous Sand olive is an all-rounder that will brighten your garden. In arid areas it is also a valuable source of firewood.

This angustifklia is grown worldwide, as the roots have soil-binding properties which are effective for the purpose of stabilizing sand dunes and to control erosion.

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

Red data list status: 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. Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities. West; Dodonaea vis cosa subsp. A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique.


Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? The early Cape settlers used a decoction prepared from the new leaf tips for fever. 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. Struik Publishers, Cape Town. The editors could not find any information about biological control programmes angustifola this species.

As Dodonaea viscosa Exell, A. An extract of the leaves is used as a mild purgative and for rheumatism, sorethroat and haemorrhoids. Goat grazing has been used as a control method though anhustifolia must be taken as overstocking may end up promoting less desirable species.

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