Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
  • Fl. Portug. 1: 62. 1809. (1 Sept 1809)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-7000000422. Accessed on: 31 Mar 2020'

General Information

Trees or erect or scandent shrubs. Branches and branchlets lenticellate. Leaves opposite, rarely alternate or whorled, simple, trifoliolate, or pinnately compound, without stipules; venation pinnate or palmate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, in cymes, panicles, racemes, umbels, or fascicles. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, rarely unisexual or polygamous and plants monoecious, dioecious, or polygamodioecious. Calyx 4(-16)-lobed or -parted, rarely absent. Corolla 4(-16)-lobed, sometimes almost free to base, rarely absent; lobes sometimes united in pairs at base or into a very short tube. Stamens 2(-4), inserted on corolla tube or hypogynous; anthers dehiscing longitudinally; pollen 3-colpate or 3-colporate. Ovary superior, 2-loculed; ovules 2 in each locule, sometimes 1 or numerous. Style 1 or absent; stigma 2-lobed or capitate. Fruit a drupe, berry, capsule, or samara. Seeds with straight embryo, with or without endosperm; radicle curved upward or downward.

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    Morphology

    Trees, shrubs or climbers

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    Calyx lobed or dentate

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    Leaves opposite or very rarely alternate, simple or pinnate; stipules absent

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    Flowers hermaphrodite or rarely unisexual, actinomorphic

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    Stamens hypogynous or epipetalous, usually 2; anthers apiculate, 2-celled, cells back to back, opening lengthwise

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    Petals present, free or connate, often 4, imbricate or induplicate-valvate

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    Ovary superior, 2-celled, style simple with a capitate or bifid stigma; ovules usually 2 in each cell, axile, pendulous or ascending

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    Disk absent

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    Fruit baccate or drupaceous; seeds usually with endosperm; embryo straight, the radicle sometimes hidden within the base of the cotyledons

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    Inflorescence cymose, often paniculate (thyrsoid), sometimes fasciculate, sometimes only one flower developing

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    Flowers actinomorphic, hermaphrodite or rarely unisexual (not in FZ area), sometimes heterostylous

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    Calyx gamosepalous, lobes 4–many (obscure in Schrebera)

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    Corolla gamopetalous, lobes 4–many

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    Stamens 2, epipetalous

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    Ovary superior, bicarpellate, bilocular, with 1, 2 or 4 ovules per loculus, axile, pendulous or ascending; style 1, stigma capitate or bifid

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    Fruit baccate, drupaceous or capsular

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    Seeds sometimes winged, usually endospermous

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    Leaves opposite, rarely verticillate or alternate, exstipulate, simple or pinnate, sometimes with acarodomatia (small ± circular pits, often densely fringed with hairs) in axils of nerves on lower leaf–surface

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    Trees, shrubs, climbers or suffrutices

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    Ovary superior, bilocular with generally two pendulous or basal ovules in each loculus attached to the apex, side, or the base of the partition

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    Inflorescences terminal or axillary, few- to many-flowered

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    Leaves generally opposite, simple or compound, exstipulate; small depressions occupied by mites and termed acarodomatia occur on the under side of the leaves of some species

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    Trees or shrubs, the latter sometimes trailers or scramblers

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    Stamens usually two, epipetalous, with short filaments; no staminal disc

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    Corolla gamopetalous, rarely absent or with the segments nearly free; lobes or segments generally spreading and mostly four (except in Jasminum)

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    Calyx hypogynous, often campanulate and four-toothed

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    Flowers hermaphrodite or rarely unisexual, regular

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    Fruit variable, dry or fleshy, dehiscent or indehiscent

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    Seeds one to four per fruit; endosperm present but sometimes reduced to a thin membrane

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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    Oleaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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