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.
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.
Vascular - Native
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Green,Violet / Purple
2n = 28
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