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oleaster

(ō'lēăs`tər), common name for members of the Elaeagnaceae, a family principally of shrubs with leathery leaves and a dense covering of glistening hairs. Most members of the family are steppe and rock plants of the Northern Hemisphere; a few species are indigenous to the United States. Several are cultivated as hardy ornamental shrubs, especially the buffalo berry (Shepherdia argentea), whose edible fruits were gathered by Native Americans and by the Alaskan Eskimos; the common oleasters (Elaeagnus angustifolia and related species); and the sea buckthorn (Hippophaë rhamnoides), a native of the Old World. Oleaster is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Proteales.
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He said millions of wild olive trees found in all areas of Malakand division that needed to be converted through grafting.
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22) This generally reliable writer left us with detailed topographic information about the location of the wild olive tree and remarked that 'It is called the olive of the Beautiful Crown, and from its leaves are made the crowns which it is customary to give to winners of Olympic contests'.
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Director of the specialized offices at Hama Agriculture Directorate Mazen Tayfoor said the western ridge is the original habitat of the wild olive tree, the age of some ranges from 300-500 years.
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Earlier on, during the 118th Olympiad, another Egyptian called Apollonios was excluded from the boxing competition for arriving after the competition had started, and the wild olive (the victor's prize) awarded to another boxer instead.