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
Other sources of information about Olea:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Olea pageFlora of Mozambique
(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 and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Olea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1082, retrieved 23 May 2013