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Ligustrum Linn., Sp. Pl. 7. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 8. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 614. 1882.

Ligustrum lucidum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Shrubs or small trees, deciduous or evergreen. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, glabrous. Flowers white or cream-coloured, in terminal usually thyrsoid panicles. Calyx campanulate, shortly 4-toothed or truncate. Corolla lobes 4. Stamens 2, attached to the tube; anthers exserted or included. Fruit a berry-like drupe; seeds 1-3, not winged.

Species 40-50, distributed in Europe, Asia, Australia; some species are cultivated all over the world.

1 Corolla tube longer than the lobes, exceeding the calyx. Leaves 3-6 cm long, thin; petiole up to 5 mm. Deciduous or evergreen   Ligustrum ovalifolium
+ Corolla tube shorter than the lobes, not exceeding the Calyx. Leaves 4-10 cm long, coriaceous; petiole 1-2 cm. Evergreen   Ligustrum lucidum

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