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Olinia emarginata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Penaeaceae
Genus: Olinia

Ten species, including:
Olinia abyssinica
Olinia accuminata
Olinia capensis
Olinia cymosa
Olinia emarginata
Olinia radiata
Olinia rochetiana
Olinia vanguerioides
Olinia ventosa

Olinia is a genus of small trees and shrubs with 10 species in the family Penaeaceae. The species of Olinia are native to Africa, ranging from west Africa to South Africa. It was previously regarded as the sole genus in the family Oliniaceae, but is now included in the expanded Penaeaceae along with Rhynchocalyx (formerly of the Rhynchocalycaceae) under the APG III system of classification.[1]


  1. ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009), "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III", Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 161 (2): 105–121, doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x

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