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Published In: Flora Cochinchinensis 1: 17, 28–29. 1790. (Fl. Cochinch.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species about 35, from NW. Himalaya through China to Japan; Polynesia, south eastern N. America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: At one time united with Olea which differs chiefly in its valvate corolla lobes.


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Shrubs or trees, evergreen, glabrous. Leaves opposite, entire or serrate. Flowers axillary and terminal, in fascicles or in very short racemes. Calyx 4-toothed. Corolla lobes 4, elliptic, obtuse, imbricate. Stamens 2, subsessile. Style short or cylindric, 2-lobed or subentire. Drupe ovoid or globose. Seed pendulous, usually solitary.
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