Olive

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Olive
Temporal range: Late Pleistocene tae Recent, 0.06–0Ma
Olivesfromjordan.jpg
Olea europaea, near the Deid Sea, Jordan
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Faimily: Oleaceae
Genus: Olea
Species: O. europaea
Binomial name
Olea europaea
L.
Olea europaea range.svg
Distribution map

The olive, kent bi the botanical name Olea europaea, meanin "European olive", is a species o smaw tree in the faimily Oleaceae, foond in the Mediterranean Basin frae Portugal tae the Levant, the Arabian Peninsula, an soothren Asie as far east as Cheenae, as well as the Canary Islands, Mauritius, an Réunion.