Species

Dodonaea viscosa

Etymology

Dodonaea: whispering
viscosa: sticky

Common Name(s)

akeake

Current Conservation Status

2012 - Not Threatened

Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB

Previous Conservation Status

2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened

Authority

Dodonaea viscosa Jacq.

Family

Sapindaceae

Brief Description

Bushy green large shrub with flaky reddish bark and bearing long thin wavy leaves. Young parts may be sticky. Leaves 4-10cm long by 1-3cm wide, gradually narrowing to short leaf stalk and quickly narrowing to a rounded leaf tip. Flowers small, developing into a green dry 2-3 winged seed.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Plant Code

DODVIS

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours

Green,Violet / Purple

Threats

Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 28

Endemic Taxon

No

Endemic Genus

No

Endemic Family

No

Life Cycle and Dispersal

Winged fruit are dispersed by wind and possibly also by water (Thorsen et al., 2009).

 

  

References and further reading

Thorsen, M. J.; Dickinson, K. J. M.; Seddon, P. J. 2009. Seed dispersal systems in the New Zealand flora. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 11: 285-309

This page last updated on 11 Aug 2014