Ligustrum pricei

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Ligustrum pricei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Oleaceae
Tribe: Oleeae
Genus: Ligustrum
Species: L. pricei
Binomial name
Ligustrum pricei
Hayata
Synonyms[1]
  • Ligustrum japonicum var. pricei (Hayata) T.S.Liu & J.C.Liao
  • Ligustrum formosanum Rehder in C.S.Sargent
  • Ligustrum pedunculare Rehder in C.S.Sargent
  • Ligustrum seisuiense T.Shimizu & M.T.Kao

Ligustrum pricei is a species of Ligustrum, native to China (Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan) and Taiwan, where it occurs at 900–1700 m altitude.[1][2][3]

Ligustrum pricei is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 1–8 m tall. The leaves are 1.5–6 cm long and 1.5–6 cm broad, with an acute apex and an entire margin. The flowers are white, 6–8 mm diameter, produced in panicles 2–7 cm long.[2][4][5][6]

Medicnal Uses[edit]

A potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory [7] plant.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, synonyms, Ligustrum pricei
  2. ^ a b Flora of China: Ligustrum pricei
  3. ^ Flora of China: Ligustrum pedunculare
  4. ^ Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
  5. ^ Hayata, Bunzô. 1915. Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. 5: 123–124, f. 43. Ligustrum pricei
  6. ^ Rehder, Alfred in Sargent, Charles Sprague. 1916. Plantae Wilsonianae an enumeration of the woody plants collected in Western China for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University during the years 1907, 1908 and 1910 by E.H. Wilson , 2(3): 609, Ligustrum pedunculare
  7. ^ Triterpenoid contents and anti-inflammatory properties of the methanol extracts of ligustrum species leaves. Molecules. 2010;16(1):1-15 Authors: Wu CR, Hseu YC, Lien JC, Lin LW, Lin YT, Ching H