Wax leaf privet is a common name for several plants and may refer to:
Ligustrum japonicum, known as wax-leaf privet or Japanese privet is a species of Ligustrum (privet) native to central and southern Japan and Korea. It is widely cultivated in other regions, and is naturalized in California and in the southeastern United States from Texas to Virginia.
Ligustrum lucidum is a species of privet, a flowering plant in the olive family, Oleaceae, native to the southern half of China and naturalized in many places: Spain, Italy, Algeria, Canary Islands, New Zealand, Lesotho, South Africa, Japan, Korea, Australia, Norfolk Island, Chiapas, Central America, Argentina, and the southern United States. The name "Chinese privet" is also used for Ligustrum sinense.
Ligustrum quihoui is a shrub native to Korea and China. As with some other members of the genus, L. quihoui is cultivated as an ornamental in many places and has become naturalized and invasive in urban areas and scattered forested locales of the southeastern United States.
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A privet is a flowering plant in the genus Ligustrum. The genus contains about 50 species of erect, deciduous or evergreen shrubs, sometimes forming small or medium-sized trees, native to Europe, north Africa, Asia, many introduced and naturalised in Australasia, where only one species extends as a native into Queensland. Some species have become widely naturalized or invasive where introduced. Privet was originally the name for the European semi-evergreen shrub Ligustrum vulgare, and later also for the more reliably evergreen Ligustrum ovalifolium used extensively for privacy hedging, though now the name is applied to all members of the genus. The generic name was applied by Pliny the Elder to L. vulgare. It is often suggested that the name privet is related to private, but the OED states that there is no evidence to support this.
Kuding or ku ding is a particularly bitter-tasting Chinese infusion, which due to their similarities in appearance is derived from several plant species. The two most common plants used to make kuding are the wax tree species Ligustrum robustum and the holly species Ilex kaushue, the former being more commonly grown in Sichuan and Japan while the latter is most commonly grown and used in the rest of China. This type of tea may be caffeinated if from the genus Ilex, but is caffeine-free if from the genus Ligustrum.
Ligustrum sinense is a species of privet native to China, Taiwan and Vietnam. It is also naturalized in Réunion, the Andaman Islands, Norfolk Island, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá and much of the eastern and southern United States. Ligustrum lucidum is sometimes also called "Chinese privet".
Psilogramma increta, the plain grey hawkmoth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae. It is found from north-eastern China, Japan and Korea, south and east through China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines and Peninsular Malaysia, to the Greater Sunda Islands, west through Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India to Kashmir. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.
Ligustrum obtusifolium is a species of privet, native to Japan, Korea and northeastern China. The species is considered invasive in parts of the United States. It has become very common in southern New England, the mid-Atlantic States, and the Great Lakes regions, with scattered occurrences in the South, the Great Plains, and Washington State.
The name Japanese privet may refer to either of two species of privet native to Japan:
Ligustrum ovalifolium, also known as Korean privet, California privet, garden privet, and oval-leaved privet, is a species of flowering plant in the olive family Oleaceae. The species is native to Japan and Korea.
Ligustrum vulgare is a species of Ligustrum native to central and southern Europe, north Africa and southwestern Asia, from Ireland and southwestern Sweden south to Morocco, and east to Poland and northwestern Iran.
Ligustrum pricei is a species of Ligustrum, native to China and Taiwan, where it occurs at 900–1700 m altitude.
Pseudargyrotoza conwagana is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in Europe, China, South Korea, Japan, Russia and Asia Minor.
Palpita vitrealis, the jasmine moth, is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It occurs worldwide, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and America. In Europe, it is found in southern Europe, but may be found further north due to its migratory nature.
Ligustrum robustum grows as a shrub or small tree up to 10 m (30 ft) tall though old specimens of more than a hundred years have been observed with a height of 15 m (50 ft). The fruit of the shrub is an ellipsoid berry, bluish-purple when fully ripe, 7–10 mm (0.28–0.39 in) × 4–5 mm (0.16–0.20 in).
Dolbina tancrei is a species of moth of the family Sphingidae. It is known from the Russian Far East, north-eastern China, the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
Ligustrum glomeratum grows as a shrub or small tree up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall. The twigs are pale brown. The fragrant flowers are white or yellow. Fruit ripens to dark purple. The specific epithet glomeratum is from the Latin meaning "gathered closely", referring to the flowers. Habitat is mixed dipterocarp forest from sea-level to 1,600 metres (5,200 ft) altitude. L. glomeratum is found in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Christmas Island and Papua New Guinea.
Ligustrum expansum is a plant species native to China and Vietnam. The Flora of China lists Ligustrum robustum subsp. chinense P.S.Green as a separate taxon, but more recent sources regard this name as a synonym of L. expansum. Combining the two listings yields a distribution within China including the Provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, and Yunnan.
Palpita annulata is a moth in the family Crambidae. It was described by Johan Christian Fabricius in 1794. It is found in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China, Taiwan and Queensland, Australia.
Ligustrum micranthum is a species of flowering plant in the family Oleaceae, native to the Bonin Islands and the Volcano Islands, both belonging to Japan.