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Species from Elaeagnus Family, Elaeagnaceae: 1

Elaeagnus Family, Elaeagnaceae

The Oleaster family sounds rather exotic in Finland, more so at least than sea buckthorn which is the family’s sole representative in the Nordic countries, although there are some ornamental American silverberry bushes too. In a global context genus Elaegnus is the largest in the family with 98 species, while the family as a whole is comprised of 106 species from 4 different genera. The second largest is sea buckthorn’s genus Hippophae with 6 species. There are not many species left over for the other genera.

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