6434.000 Olea L.

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 drupe.

Worldwide: 30 species occurring in the tropics and warm temperate zones of the Old World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis L. subsp. macrocarpa (C.H. Wright) I. Verd.C,E
chimanimani Kupicha[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall ex G. Don) Cif.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Olea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Olea
Flora of Malawi: Olea
Flora of Mozambique: Olea
Flora of Zambia: Olea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Olea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Olea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Olea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Olea
Wikipedia: Olea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Olea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Olea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1082, retrieved 2 December 2022

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