Dodonaea

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Dodonaea
Dodonea viscosa flowers1.JPG
Dodonaea viscosa foliage and flowers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Dodonaeoideae
Genus: Dodonaea
Mill.[1]
Species

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Dodonaea is a genus of about 70 species of flowering plants in the soapberry 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. The genus is named after Rembert Dodoens, also known as Rembertus Dodonaeus.

They are shrubs and small trees growing to 1–5 metres (3.3–16.4 ft) 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. Dodonaea species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Aenetus eximia and Aenetus ligniveren.

Species[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Dodonaea Mill.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-03-26. Retrieved 2009-03-06. 
  2. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Dodonaea". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-01.