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Oleaceae:

This family contains 30 genera and 600 species. Its the family of Jasminum laurifolium and the hedge Ligustrum japonicum.


Systematics: This family can be easily identified as the family that comes with 2's. It is distinct in having 4 petals, 4 sepals, 2 stamen, 2 carpels, 2 locules, and 2 ovules. There are opposite leaves and the ovary is inferior.

Specimens List

Olives (Olea europaea)

Native to the Mediterranean region and a form of major agricultural importance. Green and Black olives are the same species.


Jasmine (Jasminum spp)

Jasmine flowers open only at night. The National flower of Indonesia is also a Jasmine.


Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) (VIDEO)

This is an invasive plant in the southern united states.


Lilacs (Syringa spp)

A pale purple color is often known as 'lilac' after this flower.


Ash Tree (Fraxinus spp)

Species like the white ash are important for thier wood.


 

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