IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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The currently accepted genus name for privet is Ligustrum L. (Oleaceae) [3,19,27,37,43,54,60,62,71,74,75]. This report summarizes information on 4 species
of privet:

Ligustrum amurense Carr. [27]  Amur privet

Ligustrum japonicum Thunb. [9,11,20,27,43,60,67,75]   Japanese privet

Ligustrum sinense Lour. [9,11,20,27,43,59,74,75]  Chinese privet

Ligustrum vulgare L. [3,19,25,27,37,54,60,69,71]  European privet

When discussing characteristics common to all 4 species, this report refers to them collectively
as privet or privets. When referring to individual
species, the common names listed above are used.



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