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Ligustrum lucidum Ait.f., Hort. Kew. ed. 2. 1: 19. 1810. Vasil'ev in Komarov, Fl. URSS 18: 519. 1952; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3: 322. 1956.

Ligustrum lucidum

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Tree or large shrub, evergreen. Leaves 4-10 (-17) cm long, 3-5 (-7) cm broad, oval to oblong-oval or broadly elliptic, acute or acuminate, base rounded, coriaceous, shining above, lateral nerves 4-6 pairs; petiole 1-2 cm. Pyramidal panicles up to 20 cm long, at the base up to 17 cm broad. Flowers creamish-white, strongly scented, almost sessile. Corolla tube as long as the calyx, lobes usually longer than the tube. Young fruit obovoid or ovoid, ripe subglobose, 6-8 mm in diam., purplish-blue.

Fl. Per.: May-June. Fruit: October-December.

Type: cult. Hort. Kew.

Distribution: Japan, China; cultivated elsewhere.

In Pakistan often cultivated, mainly for hedges.


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