Saint Helena olive
|Saint Helena olive|
† N. elliptica
|† Nesiota elliptica|
It was an island endemic native to Saint Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Despite its name, it is unrelated to the true olive (Olea europaea). The last remaining tree in the wild died in 1994, and the last remaining individual in cultivation died in December 2003, despite conservation efforts. It is thus a prime example of recent species and genus extinction (see also the List of extinct plants).
- Cronk, Q.C.B. (1995) The endemic Flora of St Helena. Anthony Nelson Ltd., Oswestry.
- IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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