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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NW. Africa, Eurasia to Queensland.
Ligustrum

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Assam, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Himalaya, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hainan, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, Krym, Kuril Is., Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Manchuria, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., North Caucasus, Norway, Ogasawara-shoto, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Sakhalin, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Azores, Baleares, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Colorado, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Free State, Guatemala, Hawaii, Honduras, Illinois, Juan Fernández Is., Kentucky, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mexico Southeast, Mississippi, New Caledonia, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, Norfolk Is., Oklahoma, Panamá, Réunion, St.Helena, Tennessee, Trinidad-Tobago, Vermont

Ligustrum L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Cavalerie [3070], China K000449320

First published in Sp. Pl.: 7 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Qin, X.K. (2009). A new system of Ligustrum (Oleaceae) Acta Botanica Yunnanica 31: 97-116.

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0