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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Olea


Hierarchical position of the Genus Olea

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Lamiidae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 178. 25 Mar 1993.
   SuperOrdo  Oleanae Takht.
pub. Divers. Classif. Fl. Pl.: 449. 1 Mai 1997.
   Ordo  Oleales Lindl.
pub. Nix. Pl.: 19. 17 Sep 1833.
   Subordo  Oleineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 170. Mai 1898.
   Familia  Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
pub. Fl. Portug. 1: 385. 1813-1820.
common name: Olives
   Subfamilia  Oleoideae (Hoffmanns. & Link) Arn.
pub. Encycl. Brit., ed. 7, 5: 119. 9 Mar 1832.
   Tribus  Oleeae (Hoffmanns. & Link ex R. Br.) Dumort.
pub. Fl. Belg.: 52. 1827.
   Genus  Olea L.
pub. (1753)
common name: olive

Named members of the Genus Olea

   Species  africana Miller
syn. Olea europaea ssp. africana
   Species  chrysophylla Lam.
syn. Olea europaea ssp. africana
   Species  europaea L.
common name: olive
   Subspecies  africana (P. Mill.) P. Green
common name: African olive
   Subspecies  europaea
common name: European olive

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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