Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Oleaceae
(Olive Family)


The Oleaceae are a diverse group of plants with opposite leaves, 4 sepals, and two stamens-- not a common combination in the plant world. The lilac is a familiar cultured member of the Oleaceae.

Forestiera pubescens (New Mexico Olive)
Fraxinus lowellii (Lowell's Ash)
Fraxinus velutina (Velvet Ash)
Menodora scabra (Rough Menodora)


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