Ligustrum japonicum

ClassificationDicots
FamilyOleaceae
Family (Traditional)Oleaceae
GenusLigustrum
Species:Ligustrum japonicum Thunb.
Common NameJapanese Privet
Growth Habitshrub
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Woody; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: shrub; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaf Venation: pinnate; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Drupe; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (FAC), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Ligustrum japonica Ligustrum japonica Thunb.
Ligustrum japonicum var. rotundifolium Ligustrum japonicum var. rotundifolium

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: TENN, UCHT, MEM, SWMT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 1975

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UCHT023169 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Ligustrum japonicum
TENN-V-0174786 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Ligustrum japonicum
TENN-V-0174785 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Ligustrum japonicum
TENN-V-0174788 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ligustrum japonicum
MEM012983 Shelby Tennessee 18 May 1972 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
72C14.11
MEM
Ligustrum japonicum
TENN-V-0174787 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Ligustrum japonicum
SWMT03413 Shelby Tennessee 14 May 1975 James H. Graves
SWMT
Ligustrum japonicum
MEM020565 Shelby Tennessee 13 Sep 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne Jr.
73E14.9
MEM
Ligustrum japonicum
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Plant Photos

Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell
Ligustrum japonicum - Theo Witsell