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ELAEAGNACEAE OLEASTER FAMILY

Elizabeth McClintock, except as noted

Shrub, tree, generally thorny, generally densely silvery-hairy throughout; hairs generally scale-like; occasionally ± dioecious. Leaf: simple, alternate or opposite, generally deciduous, entire; petiole generally short; stipules 0. Inflorescence: generally umbel-like, axillary; flowers 1–few. Flower: radial; hypanthium rotate to salverform, fleshy in age, lower part generally constricted, persistent, with a nectary disk; sepals generally 4, ± petal-like; petals 0; anthers 4 or 8, ± sessile; ovary superior but appearing inferior, chamber 1, style 1. Fruit: achene enclosed in fleshy hypanthium, appearing drupe- or berry-like.
3 genera, ± 45 species: North America, Europe, Asia, eastern Australia; especially temperate, subtropics. [Graham 1964 J Arnold Arbor 45:274–278] —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 19 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Elaeagnaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=124, accessed on Aug 19 2014

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