Dodonaea viscosa Jacq.
subsp. angustifolia (L.f.) J.G. West

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Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Uguezi R., Chimbonila, Niassa, Mozambique

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Muanza plateau, eastern Gorongosa National Park.

Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Muanza plateau, eastern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Dodonaea angustifolia L.f.
Ptelea viscosa L.
Common names: Sand olive (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves simple yellowish-green, glabrous, resinous; lamina narrowly elliptic; apex acute or acuminate; base decurrent into the petiole. Inflorescences terminal on the branches. Flowers greenish-yellow at first, often turning reddish later. Stamens 6. Style 4-6 mm long. Fruits with 2-3 papery wings.
Notes: The currently accepted name for this taxon is not clear and our selected name is arbitrary.
The presence of the long style clearly distinguishes the female (and presumably bisexual) flowers from the male flowers
Derivation of specific name: viscosa: viscid, sticky
Habitat: At the margins of evergreen forest and in riverine and grassland scrub.
Altitude range: Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Mar - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 15 August 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 259. as Dodonaea viscosa (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 14. Also as Dodonaea viscosa viscosa

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 655 - 656. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256. As Dodonaea viscosa

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 242 - 243. as Dodonaea viscosa (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 370 - 371. as Dodonaea angustifolia (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 173.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 308 - 309. as Dodonaea angustifolia (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 220 - 221. as Dodonaea angustifolia (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 529 - 531. as Dodonaea viscosa (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia
Flora of Malawi: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia
Flora of Zambia: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dodonaea viscosa
African Plant Database: Dodonaea viscosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dodonaea viscosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dodonaea viscosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dodonaea viscosa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dodonaea viscosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dodonaea viscosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Dodonaea viscosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dodonaea viscosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dodonaea viscosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dodonaea viscosa
Tropicos: Dodonaea viscosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dodonaea viscosa subsp. angustifolia., retrieved 18 February 2018

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