1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Dodonaea Mill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.


    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Small evergreen trees or shrubs, sometimes ericoid, with simple or compound leaves, sometimes with conspicuous glandular varnish
    Flowers regular, bisexual or unisexual, individual plants bearing one or more types of flower; sepals 3–4(–7), valvate or imbricate, free (in Africa) or coherent at the base, deciduous or persistent; petals absent
    Stamens 5–8(–10), inserted into the outer surface of the circular disk; filaments glabrous, much shorter than the anthers; anthers oblong, sagittate at the base
    Ovary rounded or lobed, 2–4(–6)-locular, each locule with 2 ovules; style as long as to much longer than the ovary; ovary rudiment in the male flower minute
    Fruit a papery capsule, often winged, dehiscent by splitting along 2–3 central septa
    Seeds 1(–2) per valve, black, globose or lenticular, without an aril.

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Trees, shrubs or shrublets, often ericoid.
    Leaves usually simple (rarely paripinnate), usually resinous and viscid.
    Inflorescence a racemoid or paniculate thyrse.
    Flowers actinomorphic, dioecious (rarely bisexual).
    Sepals 3–7, sometimes slightly connate at the base.
    Petals 0.
    Disk vestigial.
    Stamens 5–8, absent or sterile in female flowers; filaments very short.
    Ovary 2–4(5–6)-gonous, 2–4(5–6)-locular; loculi 2-ovulate; style often contorted, 2–6-fid.
    Fruit a 2–6-locular capsule, often winged.
    Seeds 2 in each loculus (or 1 by abortion); arillode absent.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Aldabra, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chatham Is., Chile Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Iran, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Chagos Archipelago, Easter Is., Palestine, Spain

    Dodonaea Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1350 (1933).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 433
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gard. Dict. Abridg. ed. 1 (1754).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.G. West in Brunonia 7: 1–194 (1984)
    • Leenh. in Blumea 28: 271–289 (1983)
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1350–1404 (1933)
    • Gard. Dict., ed. 4, 1, unpaginated (Dodonaea) (1754)


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.