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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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Based on the model-based Bayesian clustering approach implemented in the STRUCTURE program [31] as described in previous studies on olive species [6, 13, 18], wild olive was found to be structured in two groups (named western-central and eastern Mediterranean wild), whereas cultivated olive was in three groups (called western, central, and eastern Mediterranean cultivated olive), with one group shared between wild and cultivated olives (eastern Mediterranean).
Later speaking at the hujra of Noor Muhammad the Lower Dir deputy commissioner asked the farmers to convert wild olive trees through grafting into productive ones for which district administration would provide technical support.
The total abundance of the PPN was high in all the sites surveyed, even in wild olive areas.
Other types (4 and 6) were neglected in reference to their low percentage presented by those constructed on Date palm Phoenix sp and Wild olive Olea europea trees respectively 03 and 02 broods during the whole study period.
Instead, we find olive branches and branches of wild olive. The Septuagint translates this as "leaves of olive and branches of cypress tree." (3) The Bible and Septuagint for Nehemiah 8 do not mention the etrog, and both versions expressly declare that the species listed are to be used to build the booths needed for the holiday.
Human observers are well exposed in the open terrain of the summit ridges, which probably diminishes the number of bird records from that environment, but it is reasonable to suppose that the overall lack of human disturbance and the shelter of the north-east facing cliffs and ravines which harbour the wild olive trees could make the upper slope areas potential breeding sites for raptors such as Short-Toed Snake Eagle, Bonelli's Eagle and Booted Eagle (R.J.
Performance of cultivated and wild olive cuttings as affected by different length and diameter.
(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'.
e., natural enemies that primarily attack one species) were made from wild olive fruit (Olea europaea ssp.
Their leaves have natural and nutritional value.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.
They even took with them their very own geographer, Clements Markham (who would later become president of the Royal Geographical Society), who recorded his impressions of the little known country, dotted with wild olive, fig and juniper trees.
From the stunning churches and sugarcube houses to the pretty gardens and wild olive trees, this is a calm and peaceful place to visit.