Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Elaeagnus umbellata


by Angela Steward & Steven D. Glenn
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 02/01/2013


Elaeagnus L., Sp. Pl. 121. 1753. Gen Pl., ed. 5, 57. 1754. (also spelled “Aeleagnus”). Oleaster Heist. ex Fabr., Enum. 214. 1759, nom. illeg. (Art. 52.1). LECTOTYPE: Elaeagnus angustifolia L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Octarillum Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 65, 90. 1790. TYPE: Octarillum fruticosum Lour.

Key to the species of Elaeagnus

1. Leaves silvery on both sides; twigs often with thorns...2
1. Leaves silvery beneath, soon greenish above; twigs lacking thorns...3

2. Branches silvery; fruit yellow...Elaeagnus angustifolia
2. Branches brown; fruit silvery...Elaeagnus commutata

3. Bracts silvery; fruit subglobose to ovoid on stalks 0.8-1.2 cm long...Elaeagnus umbellata
3. Bracts brown; fruit ovoid to oblong on stalks 1.2-2.5 cm long...Elaeagnus multiflora

List of Elaeagnus Species


References to Elaeagnus

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