Phyllirea

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Phyllirea

 

a genus of low evergreen trees or shrubs of the family Oleaceae. The plants have simple, leathery leaves. The small white or greenish yellow flowers are in short axillary inflorescence. The fruit is a dry bluish black drupe. There are four or five species, growing in the Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. The species P. medwedewii grows in the USSR—in Western and Southern Transcaucasia. The plants have ornamental glossy foliage. They tolerate pruning and topiary clipping. The species P. medwedewii, P. angustifolia, and P. latifolia are cultivated in the Crimea and the Caucasus.

REFERENCES

Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad, 1960.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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