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ogeche is derived from a local south-eastern North American Indian name for Ogeechee plum, ogeechee. [See Nyssa ogeche.]

Olea [genus name] is a classical Latin name for 'olive' (the Greek is elaio). [See Olea.]

oleander is derived from an Italian name for this species oleandro and possibly the genus name Olea (olive) with reference to the olive-like leaves. [See Nerium oleander.]

oleifera is derived from Latin olei (oil, olive oil) and -fer (bearing, carrying) components meaning 'oil-bearing'. [See Brassica napus var. oleifera, Moringa oleifera.]

oleosa is derived from Latin olearius (of or for oil) with reference to the oil extracted from the seeds. [See Poga oleosa.]

oleraceum means 'vegetable- or cooking herb-like or of the herb-, vegetable or kitchen garden'. [See Allium oleraceum.]

oleraceus means 'vegetable- or cooking herb-like or of the herb-, vegetable or kitchen garden'. [See Sonchus oleraceus.]

olitorius means 'of culinary herbs'. [See Corchorus olitorius.]

oliveri commemorates an English botanist, Daniel Oliver (1830-1916) who was librarian and Keeper of the Kew Herbarium for over 25 years in the late 1800s, as well as professor of botany at University College, London from 1861-1888. The Royal Society named him as a Royal archive winner in 1884 for his work on taxonomic botany. His published works included Flora of Tropical Africa (1868-1900s), First Book of Indian Botany (1869), The botany of the Speke and Grant expedition (1873-1875) and Illustrations of the principal natural orders of the vegetable kingdom (1874). [See Cinnamomum oliveri.]

Olsynium [genus name] is derived from Greek olsynion (hardly united) with reference to the stamens. [See Olsynium.]


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