EPPO Global Database

Olea europaea(OLVEU)

Last modification: 2004-04-17

Basic information
  • EPPO code: OLVEU
  • Preferred name: Olea europaea
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mediterranean region. Cultivated since ancient times for its fruits and the oil extracted from them. The wild form is subsp. sylvestris, while the many selected cultivated forms are subsp. europaea.

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Olea europaea Linnaeus
Olea europaea subsp. europaea Linnaeus
Olea europaea var. europaea Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
zaytûn Arabic
زيتون Arabic
маслина Bulgarian
oliu Catalan
olivera Catalan
Ölbaum German
Olive German
Olivenbaum German
ελαία ευρωπαϊκή Greek
common olive English
olive English
aceituna Spanish
olivera Spanish
olivo Spanish
olivier French
olivier d'Europe French
zayit eiroppi Hebrew
זַיִת אֵירוֹפִּי Hebrew
זַיִת אֵירוֹפִּי Hebrew
maslina Croatian
olivo Italian
olivo Italian
ulivo Italian
オリーブ Japanese
oriibu Japanese
olijf Dutch
olijfboom Dutch
drzewo oliwne Polish
oliwka europejska Polish
oliwka uprawna Polish
oliwnik europejski Polish
oliveira Portuguese
маслина европейская Russian
олива европейская Russian
navadna oljka Slovene
ulli Albanian
olivträd Swedish
zeytin Turkish
маслина європейська Ukrainian
mu xi lan Chinese
油橄榄 Chinese