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4. Ligustrum quihoui Carrière, Rev. Hort. 1869: 377. 1869.

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Ligustrum argyi H. Léveillé; L. brachystachium Decaisne; L. quihoui var. brachystachium (Decaisne) Handel-Mazzetti; L. quihoui var. trichopodum Y. C. Yang.

Shrubs semievergreen, 1-3 m. Branchlets terete, puberulent, glabrescent. Petiole 0-5 mm; leaf blade lanceolate, elliptic, to obovate, 1-4(-5.5) × 0.5-2(-3) cm, thin leathery, glabrous or rarely puberulent along midrib, base attenuate, apex acute to obtuse or retuse; primary veins 2-4(or 5) on each side of midrib. Panicles terminal, contracted, 4-15(-22) × 2-4 cm; rachis with leaflike bracts reduced in size upward. Flowers subsessile. Calyx 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Corolla 4-5 mm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Stamens exceeding corolla lobes; anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Fruit purple-black, obovoid, ellipsoid, or subglobose, 5-9 × 4-7 mm. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov.

* Near gullies or roadsides, thickets along rivers; 100-2500 m. Anhui, NW Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Xizang (Chayu Xian), Yunnan, Zhejiang


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