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Forestiera pubescens var. neomexicana

 

Desert Olive, New Mexico Privet

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
FamilyOleaceaeTemperate climate shrubs, trees and a few vines, include forsythia, ash, jasmine, privet, olive, lilac, and many others
GenusForestieraProbably named for Parisian physician and botany teacher Robert Forestier (1736-1812)
Speciespubescens
var.neomexicana

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Forestiera pubescens var. neomexicana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 3 Oct 2016.

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Forestiera pubescens (Desert Olive, New Mexico Privet)

9/1/2014 · NM
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Forestiera pubescens (Desert Olive, New Mexico Privet)

9/1/2014 · NM
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1 × 0.7 m) ID is dubious

Forestiera pubescens (Desert Olive, New Mexico Privet)

9/1/2014 · NM
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)