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11. Ligustrum compactum (Wallich ex G. Don) J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex Brandis, Forest Fl. N. W. India. 310. 1874.

长叶女贞 chang ye nu zhen

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]

1 Branchlets pubescent or glabrescent; petioles and inflorescences glabrous or sometimes puberulent   11a var. compactum
+ Branchlets, petioles, and inflorescences velutinous   11b var. velutinum

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