Dodonaea viscosa is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae, that has a cosmopolitan distribution in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions of Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australasia.D. viscosa is a shrub growing to 1- 3 m (3.3-9.8 ft) tall, rarely a small tree to 9 m (30 ft) tall. The leaves are simple elliptical, 4-7.5 cm (1.6-3.0 in) long and 1-1.5 cm (0.39-0.59 in) broad, alternate in arrangement, and secrete a resinous substance. The flowers are yellow to orange-red and produced in panicles about 2.5 cm (0.98 in) in length. The fruit is a capsule 1.5 cm (0.59 in) broad, red ripening brown, with two to four wings.