Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Oleaceae - Olive family

Kupicha, F.K. (1983) Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, climbers or suffrutices. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, rarely whorled or alternate, simple or 1-pinnate. Domatia sometimes present. Inflorescence cymose or often paniculate. Flowers usually bisexual, less often unisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, lobes 4-many. Corolla gamopetalous, lobes 4-many. Stamens 2. Ovary superior, 2-locular. Style 1, usually with 2-lobed stigma. Fruit a berry, drupe, capsule or samara. Seeds sometimes winged.

Worldwide: 24 genera and 600 species, more or less cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 4 genera and 15 taxa.

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GenusContent
Chionanthus L.Description
Jasminum L.Description
Olea L.Description
Schrebera Roxb.Description

Other sources of information about Oleaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Oleaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Oleaceae
Flora of Malawi: Oleaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Oleaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Oleaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Oleaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oleaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Oleaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oleaceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Oleaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=155, retrieved 28 June 2017

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