The presence is reported of phytoferritin inside the plastids of the cells surrounding the stylar transmitting tissue and vascular bundles of Olea europaea L. cv. Correggiolo. The phytoferritin particles show a crystalline arrangement, often forming finger-print like patterns. These aggregates of phytoferritin could be associated with yellowing and senescence of the style; a possible relation between phytoferritin and pollen tube is also discussed.