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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Common names: Chipambati (Shona) Sagewood (English)
Frequency: Common in the E Highlands
Status: Native
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.
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.
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007

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).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 343.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 66 - 67. as Buddleia species? (this likely refers to B. salviifolia) (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Buddleja salviifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144570, retrieved 17 December 2017

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