Kanehira & Sasaki
Ligustrum microcarpum is a species of Ligustrum (privet), endemic to Taiwan, where it is confined to high altitudes of over 2,400 m. It is treated as a synonym of the Mainland Chinese Ligustrum sinense in the Flora of China and the Flora of Taiwan.
Under the name L. sinense, Taiwanese plants are described by the Flora of Taiwan as a shrub or small tree growing to 7 m tall. The leaves are 3.5–8 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, thin textured, with an obtuse apex and an entire margin. The flowers are white, with four corolla lobes 2 mm long, produced in panicles 7–10 cm long; the fruit is globose, 6 mm diameter.