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Characteristics of Oleaceae “The olive family”. By K athy G ermann. Oleaceae. 25 genera 615 species The best known members of this family are: Olive trees Ash trees Lilac Golden bell Members of this family can live most any where accept near the poles. Flowers.

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oleaceae
Oleaceae
  • 25 genera
  • 615 species
  • The best known members of this family are:
    • Olive trees
    • Ash trees
    • Lilac
    • Golden bell
  • Members of this family can live most any where accept near the poles
flowers
Flowers
  • Most flowers in this family have 4 sepals , 4 petals, 2 stamen, and 2 fused carples.
  • The petals are usually fused at the base to form a tube.

http://luirig.altervista.org/photos/l/ligustrum_ovalifolium.htm

http://gardenpictures.com/2009/01/31/pink-lilac-flowers/

green ash fraxinus pensylvanica
Green ash (Fraxinuspensylvanica)
  • Grows in most soil types and is flood tolerant
  • Grows to around 70 feet tall
  • It is an early successional stage tree

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/trees/fraxinuspenn.html

http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=frpe_008_ahp.tif

black ash fraxinus nigra
Black ash (Fraxinusnigra)
  • Grows in poorly drained soils.
  • Grows to 30 to 50 feet tall
  • Typically contains more leaflets than Green ash

http://plants.usda.gov/java/largeImage?imageID=frni_008_ahp.tif

http://www.rook.org/earl/bwca/nature/trees/fraxinusnig.html

emerald ash borer eab agrilus planipennis
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Agrilusplanipennis
  • Adult beetles nibble on leaves causing some damage
  • The real damage come from their larvae who feed on the inside of the bark on the tree. This disrupts the transportation of water and nutrients.
  • Exit holes are D shaped and appear in June and July

http://www.fs.fed.us/fstoday/2008/080822/images/03.0About%20Us/pests/EmeraldAshBorer_lg.gif

http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/emeraldashborer/

sources
Sources
  • http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/427445/Oleaceae
  • http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_frni.pdf
  • http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_frpe.pdf
  • http://www.emeraldashborer.info/