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Ligustrum spp., privet

Species type: Plant

Order: Lamiales

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Ligustrum

Species: spp.

Common names: privet

Notes: There are four species of privet naturalised in New Zealand; two - Chinese privet (L. sinense) and tree privet (L. lucidum) - are considered serious weeds.

Targeted for biocontrol by: Leptoypha hospita (Hemiptera: Tingidae), privet lace bug Details