Genus: Olea L.

Family: Oleaceae
Common names: olive
Genus number: 8414
Last updated: 03-Apr-2006
Accession Count: 12 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Besnard, G. et al. 2002. The genus Olea: molecular approaches of its structure and relationships to other Oleaceae. Acta Bot. Gallica 149:49-66.
  2. Besnard, G. et al. 2009. Phylogenetics of Olea (Oleaceae) based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences: Tertiary climatic shifts and lineage differentiation times. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 104:143-160.
  3. Green, P. S. 2002. A revision of Olea L.. Kew Bull. 57:91-140.

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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Olea
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 14 August 2020.