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Climbing buddleja (English)
Description: Shrub, sometimes climbing, to 10 m or more. Stipules 0.
Leaves opposite or subopposite, petiolate, entire but sometimes lobed; veins obscure.
Inflorescence a lax panicle. Corolla white to pale orange with a darker orange or yellow throat; tube 3.7 to 6.5 times length of the lobes. Stamens included. Fruit a capsule. Seeds sometimes minutely winged.
Notes: In addition to the Diana's Vow records, this plant has only been recorded in Zimbabwe from the Mutare area and the Vumba.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Amongst granite boulders and climbing in montane forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
1370 - 1585 m
Flowering time: Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Eastern tropical Africa and eastern South Africa.
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Friday 20 October 2006
Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 117. (Includes a picture).
A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 268. Comments
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Buddleja pulchella External websites: African Plant Database
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Buddleja pulchella Ispot Southern Africa
Buddleja pulchella JSTOR Plant Science
Buddleja pulchella Kew Herbarium catalogue
Buddleja pulchella Tropicos
Buddleja pulchella West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Buddleja pulchella.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144550, retrieved 25 June 2016
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