Sapindaceae Juss. (The Soapberry Family) 4 species from the Sapindaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Hop Bush, Hopseed Bush, Akeake
Maltese name(s) :
Maltese name not known
Status for Malta :
Naturalised Alien. Species that was introduced in Malta after year 1492 (Columbus' discovery of the New World)
and spreads and integrates to form established, non-invasive populations.
Species may become become invasive if it widespreads rapidly.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Nano-Phanerophyte ( small trees to large shrubs, usually <5 m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
March – August
Colour of Flowers:
Not particularly toxic
Name Derivation :
viscosa: having a sticky and viscous coating or texture. (Latin origin )
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Species Images (5 images)
Dodonaea viscosa - Image Code: DDNVS-0.
Dodonaea viscosa - Image Code: DDNVS-1.
Dodonaea viscosa - Image Code: DDNVS-2.
Dodonaea viscosa - Image Code: DDNVS-3.
Dodonaea viscosa - Image Code: DDNVS-4.
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