Olea europaea var oleaster

Olivastro.  African Olive. Olive. This is the wild olive native to the Mediterranean.  Also known as Olea europaea var. sylvestris , and Olea oleaster.  This is a tree near Luras, which is thousands of years old.  Another one nearby is even older, and according to one source, the oldest tree in Italy.  The one captured in these images is younger, but still very old. 


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