Flora Detail

Common Name Basterolienhout, Dune Olive
Family Oleaceae
Date Observed 18-08-2021
Category Trees
Catalogue No. 5504RG
Flowering Time Spring
Colour White to Grey
Locations Observed
Nature Reserve Few
Small Holding
Village Few,Many
Greater Rooiels Few

Olea exasperata SA Tree no: 619


Basterolienhout, Dune Olive

Sand dunes in coastal bush, also on hillsides in open grassland.

Bushy or straggling shrub or small rounded tree 1 to 7m in height. Fruit ovoid, thinly fleshy, up to 10 x 8mm, yellowish-purple when mature.