Description of the genus
Trees and shrubs. Leaves opposite and decussate, simple, coriaceous. Domatia 0. Flowers small, in paniculate cymes. Calyx (in ours) cup-shaped, subentire with a 4-toothed rim. Corolla with short
tube, lobes not hooded. Fruit a usually 1-seeded
Worldwide: 30 species occurring in the tropics and warm temperate zones of the Old World
Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Olea:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: OleaFlora of Malawi
: OleaFlora of Mozambique
: OleaFlora of Zambia
: OleaFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): OleaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: OleaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for OleaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): OleaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Olea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1082, retrieved 23 October 2016