Phillyrea

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Phillyrea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/phillyrea/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Family

  • Oleaceae

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
herbarium
A collection of preserved plant specimens; also the building in which such specimens are housed.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
drupe
A fleshy dehiscent or indehiscent fruit with one to several seeds each enclosed in a hard endocarp (the stone).
entire
With an unbroken margin.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Phillyrea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/phillyrea/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A group of evergreen shrubs or small trees, natives of the Mediterranean region. They are nearly related to Osmanthus, and have opposite leaves, toothed or entire, and small white or greenish flowers borne in clusters in the leaf-axils of the previous year’s growths. Calyx and corolla four-lobed; stamens two. Fruit a roundish oval, mostly one-seeded drupe.

They are all easily cultivated, and thrive in any soil that is of average quality. They bear clipping well, and cuttings made of the current season’s wood in July take root readily.

Footnotes

Revised by P. S. Green of the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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