Ligustrum lucidum Aiton

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Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
UZ grounds, by Churchill Avenue, Harare

Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
UZ grounds, by Churchill Avenue, Harare

Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Ligustrum lucidum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chinese liguster (English) Glossy privet (English) Wax-leaved privet (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree, introduced as an ornamental hedge. Leaves dark, glossy green, oblong. Flowers in large terminal panicles, white, heavily scented. Fruits in large clusters of shiny black berries.
Notes: The fruits and leaves are poisonous. It is known as a naturalised escape, particularly around Harare.
Derivation of specific name: lucidum: shining, glossy
Habitat: By streams and in woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to China and Korea.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Oedicentra albipennis (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 March 2012
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267.


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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ligustrum lucidum

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African Plant Database: Ligustrum lucidum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ligustrum lucidum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ligustrum lucidum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ligustrum lucidum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ligustrum lucidum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ligustrum lucidum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ligustrum lucidum
Ispot Southern Africa : Ligustrum lucidum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ligustrum lucidum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ligustrum lucidum
Tropicos: Ligustrum lucidum
West African Plants database: Ligustrum lucidum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ligustrum lucidum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144180, retrieved 27 July 2016

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