Fraxinus ornus L.

Taxonomy: Fam. Oleaceae// Genus: Fraxinus// Species: Fraxinus ornus L.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Matevski, 2010).

Distribution: Native from East Central and South Europe to Caucasus according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal.

Lifeform:  Perennial, tree; mesophanerophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Habitat: Usually found on thermophilus sites- rocky terrains, river gorges, bushland and mixed oak forests.

Flowering period: Spring: MAY.

Fraxinus ornus – habit in habitat. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit in habitat. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – crown. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – inflorescence. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – inflorescence. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – inflorescence. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – inflorescence. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – flowers. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – leaves. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – leaves. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – leaves. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – branch. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – trunk with branches. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 07.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – habit during fruiting. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – fruits. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – fruits. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – fruits. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – fruits. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Fraxinus ornus – fruits. Osogovo, ridge between the gorges of “Kochanska” River and “Orizarska” River, 04.06.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Chrysojasminum fruticans (L.) Banfi. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:609128-1  [Accessed 12.05.2022].

Matevski, V. (2010). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. II, Book 1. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Last update: 04.06.2022.

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