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Common name

English: European Privet, Wild Privet

German: Beinholz, Bocksbeere, Gemeiner Liguster, Liguster

Portuguese: Alfenheiro, Ligustro, Santoninhas

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Scrophulariales (94)

        Family: Oleaceae (19)(family description)

          Genus: Syringa (3)

            Epithet: vulgaris L. (15)

Synonyms: Ligustrum album Gueldenst. ex Ledeb., Ligustrum angustifolium Gilib., Ligustrum decipiens Gand., Ligustrum insulare Decne., Ligustrum insulense Decne., Ligustrum italicum Mill., Ligustrum lodense Glogau, Ligustrum occidentale Gand., Ligustrum oviforme Gand., Ligustrum sempervirens Lindl. (Gray), Ligustrum vicinum Gand., Ligustrum vulgare L., Lilac cordatifolia Gilib., Lilac suaveolens Gilib., Lilac vulgaris Lam. (L.), Liliacum album Renault (Weston), Liliacum vulgare Renault (L.), Olea humilis Salisb., Syringa alba A.Dietr. (Weston), Syringa albiflora Opiz, Syringa amoena K.Koch, Syringa bicolor K.Koch, Syringa caerulea Jonst., Syringa carlsruhensis K.Koch, Syringa cordifolia Stokes, Syringa latifolia Salisb., Syringa lilac Garsault, Syringa marliensis K.Koch, Syringa nigricans K.Koch, Syringa notgeri K.Koch, Syringa philemon K.Koch, Syringa rhodopaea Velen., Syringa rhodopea Velen., Syringa versaliensis K.Koch, Syringa virginalis K.Koch, Syringa vulgaris Voss (Weston)

alba => white

albiflora => white-flowered

album => dead white, without lustre

amoena => charming, delightful, pleasing, lovely

angustifolium => with narrow leaves

bicolor => two colored

caerulea => sky-blue

cordifolia => with heart-shaped leaves

decipiens => deceiving, misleading

humilis => of low growth

italicum => of Italian origin

latifolia => with broad leaves

nigricans => turning black, become blackish

occidentale => western

oviforme => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

sempervirens => evergreen, retaining leaves in winter

suaveolens => fragrant, sweet-smelling

vulgare => common, everyday

vulgaris => common, everyday

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Syringa vulgaris at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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