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6. Ligustrum amamianum Koidzumi, Pl. Nov. Amami-Ohsima. 7: 143. 1929.

台湾女贞 tai wan nu zhen

Ligustrum japonicum Thunberg var. pubescens Koidzumi.

Shrubs evergreen, to 3 m. Branchlets terete, puberulent at first, soon glabrous. Petiole 6-12 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or broadly ovate to suborbicular, (2.5-)3-6.5 × 1.5-3.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, densely glandular dotted, base obtuse or decurrent, margin strongly revolute, apex obtuse or acute, sometimes retuse; primary veins 3-5 on each side of midrib, impressed adaxially, slightly raised abaxially. Panicles terminal, almost as long as broad; rachis pubescent or glabrous. Flowers subsessile. Calyx ca. 1.5 mm. Corolla 4-6 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens nearly approaching apex of corolla lobes; anthers ca. 2 mm. Fruit subglobose or ovoid, 6-7 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Nov-Dec.

Woods on calcareous mountain ridges; 1000-3000 m. Hong Kong, NE and C Taiwan [Japan (Ryukyu Islands)]


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