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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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oleaster leaves on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in obese and prediabetic sand rats (Psammomys obesus).
Some species such as Pinus brutia, Olea oleaster, Quercus ilex and Quercus coccifera seems as the characteristic species on the neutral or slightly alkaline soils in CCA ordinates.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust chief executive John Short said in a statement on Thursday: "We are aware of a police incident this morning in the area around Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, close to the location of our Barberry and Oleaster units.
Lo Gullo MA, Nardini A, Salleo S, Tyree MT (1998) Changes in root hydraulic conductance (K-R) of Olea oleaster seedlings following drought stress and irrigation.
The Barberry and adjacent Oleaster units are run by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation.
We met lichen species very limited these tiny thalle is located inside the crevices that are very pronounced especially in Olea europea, Olea oleaster and Ficus retusa at the Mers Kebir area in front of brick factory, and the edge of the roadway in the city.
Mr Clarke, who is the senior emergency care coordinator at the trust, showed the Post around the Birmingham 'place of safety' which opened in 2010 at Edgbaston's Oleaster Centre near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The 29-year-old was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and assessed at the Oleaster Health Unit, part of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundaton Trust.
The Reading for Well-Being programme is being funded by the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and will take place in Barberry and Oleaster Centres in Edgbaston, the Zinnia Centre in Sparkhill, the Lyndon Clinic in Solihull and Park Lane Garden Centre, in Aston.
Yesterday, mental health officials said they had launched an urgent investigation into the security blunder at the intensive care inpatient ward at the Oleaster Centre, near Edgbaston's Queen Elizabeth hospital, which treats a mixture of voluntary patients and those detained under the Mental Health Act.