Fraxinus ornus L.

Manna Ash

Sp. Pl. 2: 1057 (1753) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Tree to 20 m high, deciduous, with dark grayish-brown winter buds. Leaves 20–30 cm long; leaflets 5–9, lanceolate to ovate or oblong, 1.5–8 cm long, 1–4.5 cm wide, apex cuspidate, base cuneate, margins crenate to serrate, glabrous. Panicles terminal, many-flowered, appearing with leaves; sepals and corolla present. Samara narrowly oblanceolate, 15–25 mm long, winged in upper half. Flowers spring.

*GipP. Also naturalised in SA. Native to southern Europe and western Asia. Collected once on Herring Island near Melbourne.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-04-06
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-11-19
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Oleaceae
genus Fraxinus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Fraxinus ornus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Fraxinus ornus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present cultivated
Gippsland Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory