Taxon  Report   5912 
Olea europaea  L.
Olive
Olea europaea
© 2008 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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Olea europaea
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Olea europaea
© 2015 Zoya Akulova
Olea europaea, a dicot, is a tree or shrub that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as limited (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
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Olea europaea
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Family: OLEACEAE  
Genus: Olea
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Olea europaea ssp. africana
More information about  Olea europaea
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)

USDA PLANTS Profile (OLEU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 30, 2016).

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