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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 7. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species 40-50, distributed in Europe, Asia, Australia; some species are cultivated all over the world.


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Shrubs or small trees, deciduous or evergreen. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, glabrous. Flowers white or cream-coloured, in terminal usually thyrsoid panicles. Calyx campanulate, shortly 4-toothed or truncate. Corolla lobes 4. Stamens 2, attached to the tube; anthers exserted or included. Fruit a berry-like drupe; seeds 1-3, not winged.

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1 Corolla tube longer than the lobes, exceeding the calyx. Leaves 3-6 cm long, thin; petiole up to 5 mm. Deciduous or evergreen Ligustrum ovalifolium
+ Corolla tube shorter than the lobes, not exceeding the Calyx. Leaves 4-10 cm long, coriaceous; petiole 1-2 cm. Evergreen Ligustrum lucidum
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