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Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Florida hopbush

General Information
Symbol: DOVI
Group: Dicot
Family: Sapindaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: HI   I
L48   N
PB   N
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: `a`ali`i
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
DOEH Dodonaea ehrenbergii Schltdl.
DOEL3 Dodonaea elaeagnoides J.H. Rudolph ex Ledeb. & Alderstam
DOER Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm.
DOERA Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. amphioxea O. Deg. & Sherff
DOERC Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. confertior Sherff
DOERC2 Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. costulata O. Deg., I. Deg. & Sherff
DOERD Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. degeneri Sherff
DOERF Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. forbesii Sherff
DOERG Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. glabrescens Sherff
DOERH Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. hillebrandii Sherff
DOERH2 Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. hosakana Sherff
DOERL Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. lanaiensis Sherff
DOERM Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. molokaiensis O. Deg. & Sherff
DOERO Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. oblonga Sherff
DOERO2 Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. obtusior Sherff
DOERP Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. pallida O. Deg. & Sherff
DOERS Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. sherffii O. Deg. & I. Deg.
DOERS2 Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. skottsbergii Sherff
DOERV Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. vaccinioides Sherff
DOERV2 Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. varians O. Deg. & Sherff
DOERW Dodonaea eriocarpa Sm. var. waimeana Sherff
DOJA Dodonaea jamaicensis DC.
DOMI4 Dodonaea microcarya Small
DOSA Dodonaea sandwicensis Sherff
DOSAL Dodonaea sandwicensis Sherff var. latifolia O. Deg. & Sherff
DOSAS Dodonaea sandwicensis Sherff var. simulans
DOSP Dodonaea spathulata Sm.
DOST Dodonaea stenoptera Hillebr.
DOSTF Dodonaea stenoptera Hillebr. var. fauriei (Levl.) Sherff
DOTH Dodonaea thunbergiana Eckl. & Zeyh.
DOVIA Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. var. angustifolia (L. f.) Benth.
DOVIA2 Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. var. arborescens (A. Cunn. ex Hook.) Sherff
DOVIL Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. var. linearis (Harv. & Sonder) Sherff
DOVIS Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. var. spathulata (Sm.) West
PTVI4 Ptelea viscosa L.


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Sapindales
Family Sapindaceae – Soapberry family
Genus Dodonaea Mill. – dodonaea
Species Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq. – Florida hopbush

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Dodonaea viscosa . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles.

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Dodonaea elaeagnoides
Keys hopbush

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

Top Level Regions
Caribbean UPL
Hawaii FACU
North America
Arid West FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast UPL



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover