Dodonaea viscosa


Dodonaea: whispering
viscosa: sticky

Common Name(s)


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


Dodonaea viscosa Jacq.



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


Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs

Flower Colours

Green,Violet / Purple


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 28

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


Where To Buy

Can be purchased from Oratia Native Plant Nurseries (info@oratianative.co.nz).


This page last updated on 31 Oct 2013