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Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)

Dodonaea viscosa collected from Makauwahi Cave Reserve on Kauai. Image by Raffaela Abbriano (NTBG Seed Lab). Photo Credit: Raffaela Abbriano
  • Global Rank: N/A
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • State: AZ, FL, HI
  • Nature Serve ID:
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 06/17/2021

Where is Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Hopbush can be found in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii

Which CPC Partners conserve Hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 05/11/2023
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

According to a March 2023 extract of the Florida Plant Rescue Database, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden holds 1 accessions of Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia.

Dustin Wolkis
  • 08/18/2022

On 07/28/2022 National Tropical Botanical Garden Kupu Members Emily Saling and Sophia Shadle along with Herbarium Curator Tim Flynn (pictured below) collected Dodonaea viscosa seeds from dune ridges at Polihale State Park, Kauai, HI.

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 08/18/2021
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

In 2021, CPC contracted the National Tropical Botanical Garden to recollect seed from a population currently held in long term orthodox seed storage as part of an IMLS-funded seed longevity experiment. The National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation will evaluate how germination tested viability and RNA Integrity of seed lots decline over time in storage.

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Taxon Dodonaea viscosa
Authority (L.) Jacq.
Family Sapindaceae
CPC Number 48152
ITIS 28675
Common Names hopbush | Florida hopbush
Associated Scientific Names
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Arizona SNR
Florida SNR
Hawaii SNR
Ecological Relationships


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