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Common name

English: Glossy Privet , Tree Privet

German: Glänzender Liguster

Mandarin: 女贞 (nu zhen)

Portuguese: Alfenheiro-do-Japão


Kingdom: Plantae (2677)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2591)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2184)

      Order: Scrophulariales (81)

        Family: Oleaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Ligustrum (3)

            Epithet: lucidum Ait. f. (2)

Synonyms: Esquirolia sinensis H.Lév., Ligustrum esquirolii H.Lév., Ligustrum magnoliifolium Dippel

esquirolii => in honor of Joseph Henri Esquirol (1870-1934), French missionary, linguist and plant collector in Yunnan, P.R. China

lucidum => glossy

magnoliifolium => leaves resembling those of Magnolia

sinensis => of Chinese origin


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub, tree

Flower colour: beige, white

External links

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