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 Noronhia subsp. var.  
Noronhia emarginata
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Madagascar
Features: evergreen, deciduous
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Oleaceae > Noronhia var. , Stadtman ex Thouars

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Noronhia is a genus of 41 species of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, all but one native to Madagascar, the remaining species native to the Comoros Islands north of Madagascar.[1]

The species are deciduous or evergreen trees.

The genus is named in after the Spanish Botanist Francisco Noronha.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Noronhia (after Ferd. de Noronha, Spanish naturalist and traveler: died 1787). Oleaceae. One tree or large bush, differing from Olea in having separate petals and in other characters. N. emarginata, Poir. (Olea emarginata, Lam.), is native in Madagascar and other islands, and is planted somewhat in Hawaii. Lvs. opposite, evergreen, short-stalked, coriaceous, cuneate-oblong and more or less retuse, entire: fls. yellowish, fragrant, in axillary clusters; calyx small, 4-toothed or -cut; petals 4, sometimes somewhat coherent at base: fr. an edible drupe, purple when ripe, globular, about 1 in. diam.; seed usually 1 (ovary 2-celled), in the sweet pulp.

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  1. University of Oxford, Oleaceae information site: Noronhia
  2. Madagascar Catalogue: Noronhia
  3. Labat, J.-N., Pignal, M., & Pascal, O. (1999). Trois Espèces Nouvelles d'Oleaceae et Note sur la Présence d'Olea capensis dans l'Archipel des Comores. Novon 9 (1): 66-72. Abstract

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