Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Olea europaea L.

Olive tree

PHOTOS OF OLIVE TREE

Olea europaea L., tree aspect.

Olea europaea L., tree aspect

Olea europaea L., fruits and leaves.

Olea europaea L., fruits and leaves

Olea europaea L., trunk detail

Olea europaea L., trunk detail

Olea europaea L. - (Olive tree)

Perennial tree of the Olive family -oleaceae- up to 15 m. Greyish stems when tree is young, darker as it grows. Bark disgregates into squared pieces. Opposite leaves, till 8 cm., lanceolate, coriaceous, bright up, whitish below. Fruits in drupe (Olive), edible. The cultivated specimen can be found inside the area of Mediterranean influence of unirrigated lands. Wild olive tree (Olea europaea var. sylvestris) appears in dry places of Mediterranean climate.

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