Dodonaea is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the family Sapindaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australasia. By far the highest species diversity is in Australia.

They are shrubs and small trees growing to 1-5 m tall. The leaves are alternate, simple or pinnate. The flowers are produced in short racemes. The fruit is a capsule, often with two or three wings.

The genus is named after Rembert Dodoens, also known as Rembertus Dodonaeus.Species

  • Dodonaea madagascariensis Radlk.
  • Dodonaea megazyga F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea microzyga F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea multijuga G.Don.
  • Dodonaea oxyptera F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea pachyneura F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea peduncularis Lindl.
  • Dodonaea petiolaris F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea physocarpa F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea pinifolia Miq.
  • Dodonaea pinnata Sm.
  • Dodonaea platyptera F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea polyandra Merr. & L.M.Perry
  • Dodonaea polyzyga F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea procumbens F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea ptarmicifolia Turcz.
  • Dodonaea rhombifolia N.A.Wakef.
  • Dodonaea rigida J.G.West
  • Dodonaea rupicola C.T.White
  • Dodonaea serratifolia McGill.
  • Dodonaea sinuolata J.G.West
  • Dodonaea spatulata Sm.
  • Dodonaea stenophylla F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea stenozyga F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea subglandulifera J.G.West
  • Dodonaea tenuifolia Lindl.
  • Dodonaea tepperi F.Muell. ex Tepper
  • Dodonaea triangularis Lindl.
  • Dodonaea trifida F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea triquetra J.C.Wendl.
  • Dodonaea truncatiales F.Muell.
  • Dodonaea uncinata J.G.West
  • Dodonaea vestita Hook.
  • Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
  • Dodonaea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Aenetus eximia and Aenetus ligniveren.


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