Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.

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Buddleja salviifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Buddleja salviifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Buddleja salviifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gwasha, Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chipambati (Shona) Sagewood (English)
Frequency: Common in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with drooping branches. Stipules leaf-like. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, grey-green above and with a typically wrinkled appearance (reminiscent of the cultivated Sage, Salvia officinalis L., from which the species name is derived), greyish white below. Flowers in large terminal, pyramidal heads, creamy white, lilac or purple; sweetly scented. Fruit an ovoid capsule, 4-5 mm long, protruding about halfway from the persistent calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: salviifolia: leaves like Salvia
Habitat: Occurring at forest margins, in submontane grassland and on rocky hillsides, often as a pioneer species.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 30 March 2007
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Buddleja salviifolia
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African Plant Database: Buddleja salviifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buddleja salviifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Buddleja salviifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buddleja salviifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Buddleja salviifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Buddleja salviifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buddleja salviifolia
Tropicos: Buddleja salviifolia
West African Plants database: Buddleja salviifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Buddleja salviifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144570, retrieved 23 November 2014

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