Family: Elaeagnaceae (oleaster family)
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Three genera and about 77 species, mainly native to north
temperate regions but also extending into tropical Asia and Australia. Two
genera and six species are cultivated in southern Africa.
Genera cultivated in southern Africa
List from Glen (2002). The species is listed if it is the
only representative of the genus in southern Africa.
(Sea-buckthorn, Sallow thorn)
Native to Eurasia.
Elaeagnus (oleaster, silverberry genus)
About 68 species, mainly native to Asia but the distribution does extend
south to Australia and into North America. Five species and a hybrid are
cultivated in southern Africa.