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12. Ligustrum robustum subsp. chinense P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 50: 385. 1995.

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Ligustrum purpurascens Y. C. Yang; L. thibeticum Decaisne.

Shrubs or small trees 1-10 m, deciduous. Branchlets terete, sparsely puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole 2-8 mm, pubescent or glabrescent; leaf blade lanceolate to subovate or elliptic, 4-11 × 2-4 cm, papery, glabrous or sometimes puberulent along midrib adaxially, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, apex long acuminate; primary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midrib. Panicles terminal, 5-15 × 3-11 cm; rachis angular in fruit, puberulent. Pedicel 0-2 mm. Calyx ca. 1 mm, minutely hirsute or glabrescent. Corolla 4-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens nearly reaching apex of corolla lobes; anthers 1.5-1.8 mm. Fruit black, reniform or long obovoid, 7-10(-12) × 3-6 mm, curved. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Dec.

* Woods in montane regions; 400-2000 m. S Anhui, NW Fujian, Guangdong (Lechang Xian), W Guangxi, Guizhou, E Hubei, W Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.

Ligustrum robustum subsp. robustum grows in Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.


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