6436.000 Ligustrum L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, simple, entire. Flowers bisexual in terminal panicles, strong-scented. Corolla funnel-shaped. Fruit a 2-locular berry; loculi 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 40 species, in Europe, North Africa, E and SE Asia to Australia

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Holocerina smilax (Variable Prince) Larval food plant
No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

japonicum Thunb.
lucidum AitonDescription, Image
obtusifolium Siebold & Zucc.
ovalifolium Hassk.
sinense Lour.Image

Other sources of information about Ligustrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Ligustrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ligustrum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ligustrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ligustrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ligustrum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ligustrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ligustrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ligustrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ligustrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ligustrum
Plants of the World Online: Ligustrum
Tropicos: Ligustrum
Wikipedia: Ligustrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ligustrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1083, retrieved 26 May 2024

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