Name: Hopbush

Scientific name: Dodonaea viscosa

Type: Shrub

Color: Green

Habitat: Roadsides

Size: 150 - 400 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Shrub or small tree. Flowering. Jan–May. Status: Introduced. Common. Also recorded: E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Mainly planted by roadsides. Native to parts of Saudi Arabia and the Hajar Mountains in UAE (Jongbloed). Uses: As an ornamental and for screening; often clipped into hedges. Ghazanfar reports that the leaves are used for treating toothache; many other medicinal uses are listed by Rizk & El-Ghazaly. Notes: Possibly two or more subspecies occur, including subsp. viscosa Jacq. and subsp. angustifolia (L. f.) J.G. West.

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