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Species from Olive Family, Oleaceae: 2

Olive Family, Oleaceae

The Olive family contains 25 genera globally with 700 species comprised of trees, bushes and climbers. In Finland the best-known species from this family are ash (genus Fraxinus) and common lilac (genus Syringa) which in Finland is a quite common garden tree (or bush). Some gardeners will also be familiar with common privet from genus Ligustrum and perhaps also forsythia from genus Forsythia, and jasmine is common in flower shops. In fact genus Jasminum is the largest genus in the Olive family with 200 species.

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