Taxon: Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk.

Genus: Ligustrum
Family: Oleaceae
      Tribe: Oleeae
Nomen number: 22089
Place of publication: Cat. hort. bot. bogor. 119. 1844
Name Verified on: 24-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-May-2006
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • California privet  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • garden privet  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Kaliforniese liguster  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - Afrikaans
  • troène des haies  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • japanischer Liguster  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • ōba-ibota  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • ligustro  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • aligustre japonés  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • bredbladig liguster  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: boundary/barrier/support (for hedges fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: ornamental (for hedges fide Dict Gard)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Korea, South

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hardin, J. W. 1974. Studies of the southeastern United States flora: 4. Oleaceae (Sida) 5:282.
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


Check other web resources for Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Ligustrum ovalifolium cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.