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Ligustrum lucidum

Basic information
Scientific name Ligustrum lucidum

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Common names Glossy Privet, Tree Privet
Higher taxon Oleaceae, Scrophulariales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range Continental China.
Habitat Urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Miyagi, Fukushima Prefs., and Kanto District to western Japan. Range in Japan
Date Late 19C (1867-1885).
Route Deliberate: As roadside tree.
Impact Competition and hybridization with native species. Changing of food resource composition for fruit eating birds. etc.
Affected organism: Native congener Ligustrum japonicum (hybridization), some other tree species (competition), fruit eating birds, etc.
Regulation in Japan Release of this species is prohibited in Aichi Pref.
Introduced range in other countries
Reference Notes
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Satake et al. (1989) Wild Flowers of Japan, Woody Plants [II]. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Yoshinaga & Kameyama (2001) Urban ecological study on expansion of glossy privet (Ligustrum lusidum Ait.). J Jpn Soc Reveg Tech. 27(1), 44-49 (in Jpn)
  • etc.