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17a. Ligustrum sinense var. sinense

小蜡 (原变种) xiao la (yuan bian zhong)

Ligustrum calleryanum Decaisne; L. deciduum Hemsley; L. microcarpum Kanehira & Sasaki; L. microcarpum var. shakaroense (Kanehira) Shimizu & Kao; L. nokoensis Masamune & K. Mori; L. shakaroense Kanehira; L. sinense var. nitidum Rehder; L. sinense var. stauntonii (A. de Candolle) Rehder; L. stauntonii A. de Candolle.

Branchlets and inflorescence rachis pubescent or pilose, glabrescent. Leaf blade ovate, oblong, lanceolate, or suborbicular, 2-7(-9) × 1-3(-3.5) cm, papery or thin leathery, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent. Panicles usually terminal, leafy at base. Calyx glabrous. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Sep-Dec. 2n = 46.

Mixed forests on slopes, valleys, along streams; 200-2600 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Vietnam]

The bark is used as antipyretic; often cultivated as a hedge plant.


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