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Elaeagnus Linn., Sp.Pl. 121. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5.57.1754; Boiss., Fl.Or.4:1056.1879; Hook.f.,Fl.Brit. Ind.5:201.1886; Brandis, Ind. Trees546. 1911; Kanjilal, For.Fl.Siw.Jauns. For. Div.333. 1911; L.H. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 2:1105.1919; Tutin in Tutin et al, Fl.Eur. 2:261. 1968; Zohary, Fl.Pal.2:332.1972.

Elaeagnus angustifolia var. angustifolia

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Deciduous or evergreen small trees or shrubs, often spiny. Leaves covered with silvery scales. Flowers axillary solitary, or in clusters, bisexual or male and hermaphrodite flowers on the same plant. Perianth campanulate or tubular, tepals 4-6. Stamens as many as the tepals and alternating with them; anthers 2-4-locular. Fruit a drupe-like achene, enclosed within the fleshy hypanthium.

About 45 species; S. Europe, N. America, Asia, and N.E. Australia. Represented here by 3 species.

1 Leaves silvery grey, covered with peltate scales. Style glabrous. Endocarp not ribbed or woolly Within   Elaeagnus angustifolia
+ Leaves dull green (especially above), with peltate and stellate hairs. Style stellately hairy. Endocarp ribbed, woolly within   (2)
2 (1) Deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves 2-9 cm long, 0.8-3 cm broad. fruit 8-9 mm long   Elaeagnus umbellata
+ Evergreen straggling or climbing shrubs rarely trees, with larger leaves. Fruit up to 2.4 cm long   Elaeagnus latifolia

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