Oleaceae

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Oleaceae
Olive (Olea europaea)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
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The olive family (Oleaceae) is a family of flowering plants, known to botanists have about 25 genera and over 500 species. The best known trees of this family are olive and ash, while the most familiar shrubs are privet, lilac, and golden bell, all popular ornamental plants.