Olea dioica Roxb.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Not available
Synonym: Tetrapilus dioicus (Roxb.)L.A.S.Johnson
Common Name: Edana, Edala, Koruku, Vayala, Vayana, Vetila, Vidana, Palarana
Flowering & Fruiting Period: November - April
Distribution: Native to India
Habitat: Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
Uses: Avenue plant, remedy for fever
Key Characteristics: Olea dioica are trees with bark grey or brown, rough, shallowly vertically grooved. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic-oblong or elliptic lanceolate, margin serrate, pink when young. Flowers polygamo-dioecious, creamy-white, small, in panicles, axillary or from leafless nodes, male panicles larger and denser than hermaphrodite. Calyx 4 teethed. Corolla lobes 4, shorter than the tube. Stamens 2, included. Ovary 2-celled, superior; stigma capitate. Fruit a drupe, ellipsoid, blue.