(Wight) F. Muell., Oleaceae
Present on Pacific Islands? yes
Primarily a threat at high elevations? no
Other Latin names: Chionanthus roxburghii (Spreng.) S. K. Srivast. & S. L. Kapoor var. intermedius S. K. Srivast. & S. L. Kapoor; Linociera intermedia Wight
Description: "A middle-sized tree. Leaves chartaceous or thinly coriaceous, elongate-elliptic, acuminate, blade 4-8, narrowed into petiole 1/2-1 1/4 in. long, sec. n. 10-14 pair, slender but conspicuous. Flowers white, in large glabrous trichotomous compound often fascicled panicles, 3-5 in. long, axillary, or from the middle of the internode, bracts lanceolate, often foliaceous. Calyx glabrous, petals oblong, at base only slightly connate in pairs, 1/8-1/4 in. long, anthers sessile or nearly so, ovary glabrous. Fruit 1/2-3/4 in. long" (Brandis, 1921).
"Glabrous, leaves elliptic-oblong acute at both ends secondary nerves prominent, panicles compound somewhat dense, petals 1/6 in. narrowly oblong, drupe 2/3 by 1/3 in. Leaves 6 1/2 by 2 1/2 in., chartaceous; nerves 10 pairs, reticulations many prominent; petiole 1/2-1 in. Panicle 2-5 in.; branches compressed; bracts 1/30 in., ovate; pedicels often hardly any. Calyx 1/16 in., lobes ovate glabrous. Petals 4, shortly united at the base, obscurely disposed in pairs. Ovary glabrous" (Hooker, 1882; p. 609).
Habitat/ecology: In India, hills to 3000 ft. (Brandis, 1921; p. 448).
Native range: India (GRIN).
Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
State of Hawaii
|Meyer, Jean-Yves (2000) (p. 96)|
Comments: Reported as possibly an invasive plant in the Hawaiian Islands per Meyer, 2000.
Control: If you know of control methods for Chionanthus intermedius, please let us know.