Olea europaea L.
PHOTOS OF OLIVE TREE
Olea europaea L., tree aspect
Olea europaea L., fruits and leaves
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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