Ligustrum comprises six species in Malesia. Only one species, L. glomeratum BL, is widespread from Malaya to New Guinea; in addition Malaya has an Indo-Chinese species, L. confusum Decaisne, and the cultivated L. sinense Lour., the Philippines has two endemics, L. cumingianum Dccaisne and the rare L. stenophyllum Quis. & Merr., and New Guinea has the endemic L. novoguineense Lingelsheim. L. undulatum Bl. is reduced to L. glomeratum Bl. and L. glabrinerve Elmer to L. cumingianum Decaisne.