Ligustrum compactum (Wall. ex G.Don) Hook.f. & Thomson ex Brandis, Forest Fl. N.W. India 310 1874. (syn: Ligustrum chenaultii Hickel; Ligustrum compactum (Wall. ex G. Don) Hook. f. & Thomson ex Decne.; Ligustrum compactum var. compactum ; Ligustrum compactum f. tubiflorum Mansf.; Ligustrum lancifolium Carrière ex Decne.; Ligustrum longifolium Decne.; Ligustrum oblongifolium Decne.; Ligustrum salicifolium Carrière; Ligustrum simonii Carrière ex Decne.; Olea compacta Wall. ex G.Don);
Himalaya to SC. China as per WCSP;
China South-Central; East Himalaya; Nepal; Tibet; West Himalaya as Catalogue of Life;
MS March, 2020/15 Ligustrum compactum ? for ID/confirmation : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – 1 mb each.
Altitude : ca. 1,400 m
Date : 29-01-2016
Habit : Shrub or tree
Habitat : Wild
What are the species reported in your area ?
Ligustrum compactum, L.confusum and L.robustum are recorded in Mizoram.
I think it may come out to be Ligustrum robustum (Roxb.) Blume
On further scrutiny, I will go for Ligustrum confusum Decne.
I further examined it in the light of details in Flora of China:
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]
Shrubs or small trees to 12 m, semievergreen. Branchlets terete, pubescent when young, glabrescent or velutinous. Petiole 0.5-2.5 cm, glabrous, puberulent or velutinous; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate to ovate-elliptic, 5-15 × (2-)3-6(-8) cm, papery, glabrescent, sometimes midrib only puberulent adaxially, or velutinous, base rounded to cuneate, apex acute to long acuminate; primary veins (6-)9-15 on each side of midrib, slightly prominent. Panicles usually terminal, 7-20 × 7-16(-24) cm; rachis angular, particularly in fruit. Flowers subsessile. Calyx 1-1.5 mm. Corolla 3.5-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens reaching apex of corolla lobes; anthers 1-2.5 mm. Fruit blue-black or black, ellipsoid or subglobose, 7-10 × 4-6 mm, usually slightly curved.
Valleys; 600-3400 m. Hubei, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [India, Nepal]
As apex long acuminate, leaves and panicles comparatively large, rachis angular, fruits blue-black and slightly curved, I feel it may be Ligustrum compactum (Wallich ex G. Don) J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex Brandis
SK2073 25 July 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10) – around 650 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 3 July 2019
Elevation: 2657 m.
Habit : Wild
Ligustrum confusum Decne. ??
I think seems to match with description in Flora of China and FOC illustration (except it say small tree upto 8 m).
Yes …, it is a tall tree. Nepali Names : कनिके फूल Kanike Phool / बर्दन्ती Bardantee
On further scrutiny and going through descriptions in Flora of China as also discussed in MS March, 2020/15 Ligustrum compactum ? for ID/confirmation, it should be Ligustrum compactum due to large leaves, long acuminate apex and more no. of lateral veins along with flower shape being different from those at SK 2670 16 July 2020
Thank you … I guess the correct ID!
Ligustrum indicum (Lour.) Merr. : 10 posts by 3 authors. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Flora of China gives the following keys:
Beautiful photographs. For me the ID is correct.
Thank you … It could be correct since I have posted earlier same sp. from little higher elevation from Phulchoki !
On further scrutiny and going through descriptions in Flora of China as also discussed in MS March, 2020/15 Ligustrum compactum ? for ID/confirmation, it should be Ligustrum compactum due to large lanceolate leaves, long acuminate apex and more no. of lateral veins along with flower shape being different from those at SK 2670 16 July 2020
I guess you are …!
I think close to images at
Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Date:0)8 July 2023
Habitat : Wild
I think more likely to be