Oleaceae Family:

Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link

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The Oleaceae Family was named and described by Johann Centurius von Hoffmannsegg and Johann Heinrich Friedrich Link in Flore Portugaise (short version) in 1809.

Plants of the World online lists 27 accepted genera in this family with include olive, ash, jasmine, forsythia, lilac etc.

The Wikipedia article says the last revision to the family was made in 2004 but I am not so sure about that. It only lists 26 genera while Plants of the World Online lists 27. It also says one of the genera recently became extinct but it doesn’t mention which one. It also states the list of genera includes Cartrema, with six species, which was resurrected in 2012.

Someday I will list all the genera, but for now, I need to move forward with getting the family names listed and plant pages all finished.

For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.

PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE
WIKIPEDIA

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