Olea capensis L.

Black Ironwood, East African Olive, Elgon Olive

Olea undulata

Olea undulata (= syn.)


Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Olea

Category: Shrub

Size: To 30' tall

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade

Description: 

Large shrub to medium sized tree. Leaves glossy green above, paler below. White fragrant flowers followed by purple drupes.

Subordinate taxa: 

History: 

Published in SP. Pl. 1: 8 in 1753.

Synonyms: Olea capensis var. undulata Sol., Olea undulata (Sol.) Jacq. published in Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 1: 1 t. 2 in 1797.

Native to Africa.


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