Botanical name: Chionanthus ramiflorus Family: Oleaceae (Jasmine family)
Synonyms: Linociera ramiflora, Linociera pauciflora, Olea roxburghii
Northern Olive is a tree, up to 20 m tall, bark light greyish-brown, minutely warty tubercled; blaze creamy-yellow; branchlets hairless. Leaves are simple, opposite, without stipules, leaf-stalk 2-3 cm long, slender, hairless; blade 5-20 x 2.5-6 cm, elliptic to obovate, base wedge-shaped, tip tapering, margin entire, hairless, chartaceous; lateral nerves 6-8 pairs, pinnate, prominent, hairless, intercostae netveined. Flowers bisexual, white, in in leaf-axils or at branch-ends panicles; flower-stalk 1 cm long; sepals 4, pointed, hairless; flower 3 mm long, lobes 4, fused in pairs, narrowly oblong; stamens 2, attached at the base of flower lobes; filaments short; anthers splitting on margin; connective broad; ovary 2-celled, superior, hairless, ovules 2 in each cell, drooping from the tip; style short. Fruit a drupe, oblong, 1.2-2 cm long, black, hairless; seed solitary. Northern Olive is found in Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, China, East Himalaya, South India, SE Asia, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Queensland, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya, at altitudes up to 2000 m. Flowering: February-April.
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