The Tribe Oleeae is a member of the Subfamily Oleoideae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Oleeae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Tribe Oleeae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Subtribe (4): Fraxininae · Ligustrinae · Oleinae · Schreberinae
- Genus (23): Bulbine · Chionanthus · Chionocharis · Chionochloa · Chirita · Comoranthus · Forestiera · Fraxinus · Haenianthus · Hesperelaea · Ligustrum · Nathusia · Nestegis · Noronhia · Notelaea · Olea · Oleandra · Osmanthus · Phillyrea · Picconia · Schrebera · Syringa · Tessarandra
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2,613 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Tribe Oleeae.
Bulbine is a genus of plants in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Asphodeloideae, named for the bulb-shaped tuber shown by many of the species. (Formerly it was placed in the Liliaceae.) Bulbine is found chiefly in Southern Africa, with few species extending into tropical Africa and a few species in Australia. [more]
Chionanthus (syn. Linociera Sw.) is a genus of about 80 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae. [more]
Herbs perennial, forming cushions. Leaves alternate, overlapping, crowded, flabellate. Flowers solitary, terminal, thin pedicellate. Calyx 5-parted to base; lobes linear-spatulate, not enlarged in fruit. Corolla campanulate; tube ca. as long as calyx; throat appendages 5; lobes of limb spreading, apex obtuse. Stamens inserted below throat appendages, included; filaments extremely short; anthers ovate, apex obtuse. Ovary 4-parted. Style short, included; stigma capitate. Gynobase low subulate. Nutlets ovate, abaxially orbicular, short pubescent; attachment scar at base adaxially. Seeds vertical; cotyledon complanate. [more]
Chirita is an Old World genus of the flowering plant family Gesneriaceae. There are currently about 150 species recognised in the genus, about 100 of which are endemic to China. Most of the species have showy flowers and are becoming increasingly popular as houseplants, much like their cousins the African violets. [more]
Forestiera is a genus of about 20 species of in the olive family, Oleaceae. Plants of this genus are often called swamp-privets. Most are shrubs. [more]
Fraxinus () is a genus of flowering plants in the olive and lilac family, Oleaceae. It contains 45-65 species of usually medium to large trees, mostly deciduous though a few subtropical species are evergreen. The tree's common English name, ash, goes back to the Old English ?sc, while the generic name originated in Latin. Both words also meant "spear" in their respective languages. The leaves are opposite (rarely in whorls of three), and mostly pinnately compound, simple in a few species. The seeds, popularly known as keys or helicopter seeds, are a type of fruit known as a samara. Rowans or Mountain Ashes are unrelated to true ashes and belong to the Genus Sorbus though the leaves and buds are superficially similar. [more]
Ligustrum is a genus of about forty species of erect, deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes forming small or medium-sized trees. They are now all known by the common name of privet. [more]
Nestegis is a genus of flowering plant in the olive family, Oleaceae. There are a small number of species in the genus: three species are endemic to New Zealand, one can be found on New Zealand and Norfolk Island, another is restricted to Hawaii, one in Australia. The name Nestegis derives from the Greek prefix ne- (not) and stegasma (a cover), in allusion to the lack of a corolla in the type species, Nestegis apetala. [more]
Noronhia is a genus of 41 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, all but one native to Madagascar, the remaining species native to the Comoros Islands north of Madagascar. [more]
Notelaea is a genus of Australian plants of the family Oleaceae. [more]
Olea is a genus of about 20 species in the family Oleaceae, native to warm temperate and tropical regions of southern Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australasia. They are evergreen trees and shrubs, with small, opposite, entire leaves. The fruit is a drupe. [more]
Oleandra is a genus of in family Oleandraceae. It contains the following species (but this list may be incomplete): [more]
Osmanthus (Osmanthus) is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, mostly native to warm temperate Asia (from the Caucasus east to Japan) but one species (O. americanus) in North America (southeastern United States, Texas to Virginia). They range in size from shrubs to small trees, 2-12 m tall. The leaves are opposite, evergreen, and simple, with an entire, serrated or coarsely toothed margin. The flowers are produced in spring, summer or autumn, each flower being about 1 cm long, white, with a four-lobed tubular-based corolla ('petals'). The flowers grow in small panicles, and in several species have a strong fragrance. The fruit is a small (10-15 mm), hard-skinned dark blue to purple drupe containing a single seed. [more]
Phillyrea is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, native to the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands and Madeira. [more]
Picconia (Picconia) is a genus of in the family Oleaceae. [more]
Syringa (Lilac) is a genus of about 20?25 species of flowering woody plants in the olive family (Oleaceae), native to woodland and scrub from southeastern Europe to eastern Asia, and widely and commonly cultivated in temperate areas elsewhere. [more]
More info about the Genus Tessarandra may be found here.
- "Chionocharis". in Flora of China Vol. 16 Page 378. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at EFloras.org.
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