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16. Ligustrum confusum Decaisne, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 2. 2: 24. 1897.

散生女贞 san sheng nu zhen

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]

1 Fruit 6-9 mm in diam.   16a var. confusum
+ Fruit 7-11 mm in diam.   16b var. macrocarpum

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