Olea dioica Roxb.

  • Family : OLEACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Oleaceae
  • Species : Olea dioica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Olea dioica Roxb.
  • Common name : Rose Sandalwood, Indian Wild Olive
  • Vernacular name : Bili sarole (Kan.); Edalai, Bilisarali, Kolli (Tam.)
  • Key identification features : Medium to large evergreen trees, bark is greyish-brown, rough, branchlets glabrous. Leaves are elliptic-oblong, glabrous with shortly acuminate apex, margin dentate, base rounded and secondary nerves of about 8-10 pairs. Flowers are pedicellate in panicles. Calyx is 4-lobed, tubular, corolla 4, campanulate white in colour. Drupe is obovoid.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-June
  • Comments : On hills above 800 m in moist deciduous to evergreen forests.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district) (Tamil Nadu State); Sunkarimetta Hills, Ananatagiri Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Himalaya, Nepal
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Olea dioica. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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