These pale, creamy-yellow fruits of Dodonea angustifolia were seen in October, midspring. The papery wings on the single fruit lobes have scattered, irregular, reddish markings along their surfaces. These fruits or samaras, said to be edible if you’re into that sort of experimentation, are seen on the trees from late autumn to midspring. A samara is a winged indehiscent fruit carrying a single seed.
The erect leaves do not show much lateral veining, although the pale midribs are conspicuous in the sunlight against the deep green of the leaf blades. The pale grey branches have whitish patches along the longitudinal fissuring of the bark.
This specimen growing on a mountain slope in the southern Cape is thought to be D. angustifolia subsp. angustissima (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Van Wyk and Van Wyk, 1997).