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1. Ligustrum sempervirens (Franchet) Lingelsheim in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 243(Heft 72): 95. 1920.

裂果女贞 lie guo nu zhen

Syringa sempervirens Franchet, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 613. 1886; Parasyringa sempervirens (Franchet) W. W. Smith.

Shrubs evergreen, 1-4 m, puberulent, glabrescent. Branchlets angular. Petiole 0-5 mm; leaf blade elliptic, ovate, to suborbicular, 1.5-6 × 0.8-4.5 cm, leathery, glabrous except for midrib sometimes puberulent and glandular dotted, base cuneate to subrounded, apex acute to short acuminate or obtuse; primary veins 3-5 on each side of midrib, obscure, often drying rugose adaxially. Panicles terminal, 2-10 × 2-8 cm, densely flowered; rachis angular. Flowers subsessile. Calyx 1.5-2.5 mm. Corolla 6-8 mm; tube longer than lobes. Stamens nearly reaching apex of corolla lobes; anthers ca. 2 mm. Fruit purple-black, ellipsoid, ca. 8 × 5 mm, at first fleshy, eventually loculicidal. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep-Nov.

* Slopes, thickets by rivers; 1900-2700 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan


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