Japan, China; cultivated elsewhere as per Flora of Pakistan;
Alabama; Algeria; Argentina Northeast; Canary Is.; China North-Central; China
South-Central; China Southeast; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Free State; Guatemala;
Hainan; Honduras; Italy; Japan; Korea; Lesotho; Mexico Southeast; Norfolk Is.;
Spain; Tibet; Trinidad-Tobago
as per Catalogue of Life;
C. & S. China to Hainan, S. Korea as per WCSP;
Chinese privet, glossy privet or broad-leaf privet;


It is a small evergreen tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) tall and broad. The leaves are opposite, glossy dark green, 6–17 centimetres (2.4–6.7 in) long and 3–8 centimetres (1.2–3.1 in) broad. The flowers are similar to other privets, white or near white, borne in panicles, and unpleasantly pungent.[2]    (Ref. Wikipedia)

The plant is often used as an ornamental tree, sometimes in variegated forms. However it can seed itself and cause a nuisance in some areas. It is classed as a noxious weed in New South Wales, Australia where it was introduced,[1] and is similarly listed in New Zealand’s National Pest Plant Accord.
The wood is known as “white wax wood” and was popular in Chinese culture for manufacture of walking sticks and pole weapons.
(From Wikipedia)





This small tree was found near the entry of Manu Temple, Manali.. id please..

Looks like Ligustrum lucidum.

Thanks … this looks like..



Kullu, HP tree for Id- 250117DSR1 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Id request for the attached tree species.
Medium sized deciduous tree, round canopy.
Kullu, HP
1500 m asl
River side.

From another thread on the same plant:

“Please see for Ligustrum lucidum…!!”

Tree for ID fro Kullu, HP : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Id request for the attached tree species.
Medium sized deciduous tree, round canopy.
Kullu, HP
1500 m asl
River side.

Attachments (1)

Please see for Ligustrum lucidum…!!

Thank you sir !!!

I have not actually checked to see whether I am in agreement as to the suggested identity of this tree but feel it would be informative to say that Stewart considered this to be a native of China which was frequently planted.  He knew it from Peshawar and a few other places;

Rao recorded it from Srinagar.  Only ever passed through Kulu on buses/coaches so cannot comment much but I have seen many different non-native trees planted around Manali.

SK611 02 JUL-2017:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 30 April  2017 

Altitude: 4500 ft.

Should be Ligustrum ovalifolium I think…

Thank you …  Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk

I guess it is new to Nepal and introduced for hedging purpose.

I think more closer to Ligustrum lucidum as per images and details herein and as per keys at Flora of Pakistan.

Thank you …! It is planted in the garden as hedge plant and around 4/5 ft.





Seen this Climbing Shrub at “Shankaracharya Hill”, Srinagar.
Date/Time: 24-09-2011 / 12:30PM
Habitat: Wild
Leaves Opposite, glossy on top, petiole 1 to 1.5 cm.

Ligustrum ovalifolium

I had earlier spotted Ligustrum perrottetii In Sahyadri ranges.  

I think more closer to Ligustrum lucidum as per images and details herein and as per keys at Flora of Pakistan.




Shrub for ID from Ludhiana: 230313BM : Attachments (3).  8 posts by 4 authors.

Please help ID this garden shrub from Ludhiana. In full bloom these days.
Grows quite large, can make a small tree.

Is it some species of Linociera of Oleaceae?

It does seems like Oleaceae and may be Ligustrum or Olea species

Looking like Ligustrum ovalifolium?

Ligustrum species. Could be even Ligustrum sinense (small privet). Needs verification of the characters.

length of stamens and size of corolla tube seems more like Ligustrum sinense than L. ovalifolium.
Taxonomists, please confirm !!!

I think close to images and details at Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton

Thank you … It should be Ligustrum lucidum.
Thanks for following up.


small tree for id mm2 27012012:

small tree for identification
almora town, last week.
refered to as jambu vriksh by the man who planted it
unfortunately many trees are commonly named jambu vriksh

the leaves had no aromatic qualities, the fruits were small and had no taste

Could it be a Ligustrum sp. of Oleaceae?

Likely to be Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton as per comparative images at Ligustrum

Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton seems to be correct ID. By the way elevation and date of ppicture please!


SK402 04MAR-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Qingdao, China
Altitude: 100 -200 ft.
Date: 1 November 2014

Looks like Ligustrum, may be L. lucidum

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