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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis L. subsp. macrocarpa (C.H. Wright) I. Verd.
europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall ex G. Don) Cif.NDescription, Image
welwitschii (Knobl. ) Gilg & Schellenb.N

Other sources of information about Olea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Olea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Olea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Olea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Olea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Olea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olea
JSTOR Plant Science: Olea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Olea
Plants of the World Online: Olea
Tropicos: Olea
Wikipedia: Olea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Olea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1082, retrieved 12 April 2024

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