Ligustrum confusum Decne., Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. II, 2: 24 1879. (syn: Ligustrum confusum var. confusum ; Ligustrum kumaonense Decne.);
Himalaya to China (Yunnan) and Pen. Malaysia as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; China South-Central; East Himalaya; Malaya;
Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Tibet; Vietnam; West Himalaya
as per Catalogue of Life;
 

 


Shrub or small tree, 3-10m tall; branches rather densely lenticellate, younger parts and inflorescence branches densely white pubescent. Leaves variable in shape and form, elliptic-lanceolate ot ovate, (10-)20-65(-80) x (7-)11-25(-35)mm, apex acuminate to acute, bases obtuse to cuneate, glabrous and shiny above, glabrous to hirsute below, particularly around the midrib. Panicle branches ascending; pedicels 0.5-1mm in flower. Bracts and bracteoles present, the lower ones often large and leaf-like, decreasing up the panicle to small and linear, caducous, often lost before flowers open. Corolla tube 3-5mm long; lobes spreading, 2-3mm long. Fruit blue-purple, ovoid, 4-5mm long.

Fl. April-July
Oak and rhododendron forest, mixed wet forests and open scrub vegetation
(Attributions-A.C.J Grierson & D.G Long. Flora of Bhutan. Published by RBGE and RGoB. 1999 from Bhutan Biodiversity Portal)

 


 

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SK 2670 16 July 2020 : 14 posts by 4 authors. 8 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

 

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude: 2000 m.

Date: 15 July 2020

Habitat : Wild
Tree about 8/9 ft.

 


Oleaceae member,

Chionanthus sp,


For me looks different. Doubtful ID.


Ligustrum species ???


Yes this is Ligustrum sp. !


Yes, it should be Ligustrum confusum


 

 

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SK864 17 NOV-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (9)

 

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude:6600 ft.

Date: 12 November 2017 

Ligustrum sp.  ???

 

 


 

 

Thank you Mr. Garg ! Following are recorded in Nepal . http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=118549 L. congusum Decne L. hookeri Decne. L. nepalense Wall. But I am not able match . Thank you. Saroj Kasaju

 

Thank you …!
Following are recorded in Nepal.

 

L. confusum Decne
L. hookeri Decne.
L. nepalense Wall.

 

But I am not able match

Ligustrum species so far in efi


Was it in a habited area ?
If so, pl. consider Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton

It was in wild.


I feel close to images at your other posts on the suggested species.

 


I think it is Ligustrum confusum Decne. as per keys in Flora of Bhutan as below:
1. Inflorescence branches densely pubescent; leaves elliptic to ovate, usually less than 7cm long  . . . . .. 1. L. confusum
+ Inflorescence branches glabrous; leaves ovate to lanceolate, usually more than 7cm long . . . . . . . . . .. 2. L. compactum

 


Thank you … I guess it is matching !


 

 

Could it be Ligustrum nepalense Wall. ? As it does not seem matching with L. confusum.
Let us see what the details discussions say as per Flora of China:
First the keys:
27 (25) Leaf blade glabrous or occasionally pubescent only along midrib adaxially, ovate to elliptic; pedicel 0-1 mm   16 Ligustrum confusum
+ Leaf blade ± hairy, if glabrous, then blade lanceolate and inflorescences axillary or terminal; pedicel 1-5 mm   17 Ligustrum sinense
Shrubs or small trees to 8 m. Branchlets terete, puberulent when young, glabrescent. Petiole 4-5(-10) mm, glabrous or puberulent; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, sometimes lanceolate, 2.5-7(-10) × 1.3-3(-5) cm, thin leathery, glabrous or sometimes pubescent near base of midrib adaxially, base cuneate to broadly cuneate or rounded, apex acuminate or acute; primary veins 4-6 on each side of midrib. Panicles terminal, 4-11 × 2-8 cm; rachis puberulent to pubescent. Flowers subsessile. Calyx 1-1.5 mm, glabrous. Corolla 4-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens not exceeding corolla lobes; anthers 1-1.5 mm. Fruit black or black-brown, subglobose to obovoid, 6-11 mm in diam.
Thickets near gullies; 800-2100 m. Xizang, Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim, Vietnam]
Ligustrum sinense Loureiro (syn: Ligustrum indicum (Lour.) Merr. as per Checklist of Nepal & as per Catalogue of Life) :
Shrubs or small trees 2-4(-7) m, deciduous. Branchlets terete, villous, pubescent, pilose, puberulent, to glabrescent. Petiole 2-8 mm; leaf blade ovate, oblong, elliptic to lanceolate, or suborbicular, 2-7(-13) × 1-3(-5.5) cm, densely villous to sparsely pubescent or glabrous, papery to somewhat leathery, base cuneate to subrounded, apex acute to acuminate, sometimes obtuse and retuse; primary veins 4-6(or 7) on each side of midrib, impressed or plane adaxially, somewhat raised abaxially. Panicles terminal or axillary, 4-11 × 3-8 cm, with or without leaf at base. Pedicel 1-5 mm. Calyx 1-1.5 mm, glabrous or pubescent. Corolla 3.5-5.5 mm; tube slightly shorter than lobes. Stamens reaching apex of corolla lobes or exceeding that; anthers ca. 1 mm. Fruit subglobose, 5-8 mm in diam.
7 (6) Leaf blade ovate to oblong or suborbicular, sparsely pubescent or glabrescent abaxially   17a var. sinense
Mixed forests, valleys, along streams, thickets, woods, ravines; 200-2700 m. Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Vietnam]

From the above, both appears to be quite close.

In your plant, leaf blades are glabrous, flowers subsessile (i.e. pedicles appears to be small (say 0-1 mm)), rachis puberulent to pubescent, panicles terminal– So I will go for Ligustrum confusum
In addition, in your post on the same species at SK2073 25 July 2019, Corolla tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens not exceeding corolla lobes;
Neither Flora of Bhutan does not mention Ligustrum nepalense Wall. nor does Flora of Mizoram as per MS March, 2020/15 Ligustrum compactum ? for ID/confirmation. I am also not finding its description even in POWO. But here also inflorescence is clearly axillary and terminal, which does not appears to be in your case.

If you find its description, pl. post here.


India Biodiversity Portal but no keys and description.

 

 


 

 

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SK902 20 DEC-2017:ID : 15 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 800 kb or more.

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6800 ft.
Ligustrum sp. !  ??

It does seem to be Ligustrum.


the Ligustrum photo did not have enough details.

The plant had ellipsoid drupes; so may be L. robustum, L. compactum, L. lucidum among others…

If u have some more photos it may be of help.


L. confusum, indicum and lucidum listed in Kathmandu Valley !

I would probably like to go with L. robustum because of:

1. Branchlets spreading, densely lenticellate

2. Lf. 5-12 × 2.5-5 cm, ovate, ovate- lanceolate, ovate- elliptic, acuminate, base, glabrous, pale beneath.
3. Panicles upto 35 cm long, pyramidal, lax
4. Fruits ellipsoid-oblong

Some major differentiating characters are related to flowers which are not available here.


L. robustum is not listed in Nepal as far as I know.
Following are recorded in Nepal.
L. confusum Decne
L. hookeri Decne.

L. nepalense Wall.


Pl. also see that none of the mentioned species by you is not a synonym of the species mentioned by …


Yes ..! No matching.


Appears same species as at

Ligustrum species- Nagrakot, Nepal


I think we would have to wait for flowering…many of the differentiating characters are related to flowers without which it may be difficult to reach any definitive  conclusions.


Was it in a habited area ?
If so, pl. consider Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton

It was in wild.

 


I feel close to images at your other posts on the suggested species.


I think it is Ligustrum confusum Decne. as per keys in Flora of Bhutan as below:

1. Inflorescence branches densely pubescent; leaves elliptic to ovate, usually less than 7cm long  . . . . .. 1. L. confusum
+ Inflorescence branches glabrous; leaves ovate to lanceolate, usually more than 7cm long . . . . . . . . . .. 2. L. compactum


 

I guess correct ID.

 


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Fwd: SK72AUG9-2016:ID 1 : 10 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.
Sharing some pictures for identification please. Pictures were shot at Nagrakot Nepal on 8 July 2016 at 7000 ft.


Adding some more pictures of shot at same location on 13 August 2016 which I guess is same. Attachments (4)


Please check species of Wendlandia of Rubiaceae family.


Wendlandia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


I stand corrected, it is Ligustrum and not Wendlandia.

I replied to another thread that it could be Wendlandia.


Is it Ligustrum sinense var. sinense (accepted name)  ???
      Ligustrum indicum (Lour.) Merr. (synonym)
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=118549


Was it in a habited area ?
If so, pl. consider Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton

It was in wild.


I feel close to images at your other posts on the suggested species.


Same images as in SK73AUG9-2016:ID


SK73AUG9-2016:ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures for identification please. Pictures were shot at Nagrakot Nepal on 8 July 2016 at 7000 ft.


Some Ligustrum species (Oleaceae).


Ligustrum species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Ligustrum nepalense syn: Ligustrum indicum ??  Adding some ,more pictures shot on 13 August 2016 at the same location but different tree.
I guess both are same. Attachments (5)


The flowers look quite different from L.sinense. Compare the flower structure at this site http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/plantid/species/privet/privet.htm. Hence it is not L.sinense. Also check the morphological characters with other species in Oleacea.


I stand corrected, it is Ligustrum and not Wendlandia.
I replied to another thread that it could be Wendlandia.


Correct Id ?


For me the photographs do not match any of the available species on net. It may not be even Ligustrum. Can you please send a close up of the flower(s) photograph(s) if any ?.


Sorry, no more close-ups ! Shall try if still remaining !


Was it in a habited area ?
If so, pl. consider Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton


It was in wild.


I feel close to images at your other posts on the suggested species.


I think it may be Ligustrum confusum (being wild) in view of the shape of the opened flowers in comparison to those at Ligustrum compactum


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Ligustrum indicum (Lour.) Merr. ?? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 12 December 2017
Altitude: 6600 ft.

First 5 images shot on 20 June 2017.

Appears to be same as at Ligustrum species ?- Nagrakot


Was it in a habited area ?
If so, pl. consider Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton


It was in wild.


I feel close to images at your other posts on the suggested species.


Date: 03 August  2019
Attachments (7)- around 900 kb each.


Does not it look more close to Ligustrum indicum??
1 book image inserted


Ligustrum indicum (Lour.) Merr. is a syn. of Ligustrum sinense as per Catalogue of Life & looks different from images herein.


Thank you …!
Ligustrum sinense var. sinense


No, it is not Ligustrum sinense


Oh, some confusion ?

I think it may be Ligustrum confusum (being wild) as per images and details herein.


I think it may be Ligustrum confusum (being wild) in view of the shape of the opened flowers in comparison to those at Ligustrum compactum


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SK 2209 08 October 2019 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) – 1, 1 & 4 mb.
Location: Ranibari, Kathmandu
Date: 10 September  2019
Elevation: 1370 m.
Habitat : I guess wild.

Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton. ??

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.


Attachments (2)- 2 & 3 mb.

Appears so as per Ligustrum lucidum


I think it may be Ligustrum confusum (being wild) as per images and details herein.


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