|Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif. ||Family Oleaceae|
Common name: African Olive
Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif. APNI*
Synonyms: Olea europaea subsp. africana (Mill.) P.S.Green APNI*
Olea africana Mill. APNI*
Description: Leaves mostly 6–10 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, often with a hooked apex, lower surface green or yellowish brown.
Distribution and occurrence: Planted as an ornamental or for hedges; initially naturalised in coastal districts from near Lismore to Milton, but now becoming naturalised over a larger area of the State. Native of Africa & Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *ST, *SWS, *NWS, *CWS, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by D. W. Hardin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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