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Oleaceae

Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link - Olive Family

1. Jasminum grandiflorum L.

(Jasminum officinale)

Common names: Spanish jasmine, Royal jasmine, Catalonian jasmine

Extract from Wikipedia article: Jasminum grandiflorum, also known variously as the Spanish jasmine, Royal jasmine, Catalonian jasmine, among others (chambeli in Urdu) is a species of jasmine native to South Asia (Nepal, Kashmir, and northern Pakistan), the Arabian peninsula (Oman, Saudi Arabia), Northeast Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan), the African Great Lakes (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda), and the Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China. The species is widely cultivated and is reportedly naturalized in République de Guinée, the Maldive Islands, Mauritius, Réunion, Java, the Cook Islands, Chiapas, Central America, and much of the West Indies.

LinkJasminum grandiflorum(?) on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 20, 2015
LinkFlowers of Mysore Mallige (Jasminum grandiflorum) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015

2. Jasminum multiflorum (Burm.f.) Andrews

(Jasminum congestum, Jasminum gracillimum, Jasminum pubescens, Mogorium multiflorum, Mogorium pubescens, Nyctanthes multiflora, Nyctanthes pubescens)

Common names: winter jasmine, Indian jasmine, downy jasmine, star jasmine

Extract from Wikipedia article: Jasminum multiflorum is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae. It is known as winter jasmine, Indian jasmine, downy jasmine, and star jasmine. It is called "Sanna jaaji malli" (సన్న జాజి మల్లి) in Telugu. It flowers in Indian winter. It is also called Magha Mallika (Sanskrit) since it flowers in Magha winter month in the Indian Hindu Calendar. It flowers so much that sometimes the flowers cover most of the leaves leaving everything white.

LinkWhite flowers of star jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum) planted in gardens of Sheraton Hotel in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, January 25, 2016

3. Jasminum sambac (L.) Aiton

(Jasminum bicorollatum, Jasminum blancoi, Jasminum fragrans, Jasminum heyneanum, Jasminum odoratum, Jasminum pubescens, Jasminum quadrifolium, Jasminum quinqueflorum, Jasminum sanjurium, Jasminum trifoliatum, Jasminum undulatum, Jasminum zambac, Mogorium gimea, Mogorium goaense, Mogorium sambac, Mogorium undulatum, Nyctanthes goa, Nyctanthes sambac, Nyctanthes undulata)

Extract from Wikipedia article: Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan and neighboring India. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia. It is naturalized in many scattered locales: Mauritius, Madagascar, the Maldives, Cambodia, Java, Christmas Island, Chiapas, Central America, southern Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and the Lesser Antilles.

LinkJasminum sambac in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015

4. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.

(Bruschia macrocarpa, Nyctanthes dentata, Nyctanthes tristis, Parilium arbor-tristis, Scabrita scabra, Scabrita triflora)

Common names: night-flowering jasmine, Parijat flower, coral jasmine

Extract from Wikipedia article: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis (Night-flowering Jasmine) is a species of Nyctanthes, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.

LinkWhite flowers with orange bright stems of coral, or night jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Parijat) carpeting the ground in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 3, 2015
LinkFlowers of coral, or night jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, Parijat) with white corolla and an orange-red center in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 3, 2015

5. Olea europaea L.

(Olea pallida)

Common names: olive tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: The olive (/ˈɒlɪv/ or /ˈɑːləv/, Olea europaea, meaning "olive from/of Europe") is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, found in much of Africa, the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, and southern Asia as far east as China, as well as the Canary Islands, Mauritius and Réunion. The species is cultivated in many places and considered naturalized in France, Corsica, Greece, Crimea, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Java, Norfolk Island, California and Bermuda.

LinkOlive tree (Olea europaea) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkOlive tree (Olea europaea) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 9, 2015
LinkOlive tree (Olea europaea) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
LinkOlive tree (Olea europaea) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015

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