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Ligustrum vulgare

Ligustrum

by Science Staff
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Last modified: 02/15/2013

Nomenclature

Ligustrum L., Sp. Pl. 7. 1753. Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 8. 1754. TYPE: Ligustrum vulgare L.

Faulia Raf., Fl. Tellur. 2: 84. 1837. TYPE: Not designated.

Phlyarodoxa S. Moore, J. Bot. 13: 229. 1875. TYPE: Phlyarodoxa leucantha S. Moore. (=Ligustrum leucanthum (S. Moore) P. S. Green).

Key to the species of Ligustrum

1. Twigs glabrous; leaves glabrous...Ligustrum vulgare
1. Twigs minutely pubescent; leaves pubescent on midrib beneath...2

2. Panicles 2-3.5 cm; corolla tube 2-3 times longer than lobes...Ligustrum obtusifolium
2. Panicles 6-10 cm; corolla tube shorter than lobes...Ligustrum sinense

List of Ligustrum Species

References

References to Ligustrum

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