6473.000 Buddleja L.


Description of the genus

Shrubs, usually with a white or pale grey indumentum of stellate hairs. Stipules leafy, a line or 0. Leaves opposite or subopposite, rarely alternate, often discolorous, green above and whitish beneath; lamina entire, crenate or dentate or sometimes lobed. Inflorescence terminal and/or axillary, thyrsoid, paniculate or variously reduced, even to a spherical head. Flowers 4-merous, actinomorphic. Fruit a capsule. Seeds winged in some species.

Derivation of name: After Adam Buddle (d. 1715), English botanist.

Comment: Formerly placed in the family Loganiaceae and in its own family Buddlejaceae this genus is now considered part of the narrowly defined Scrophulariaceae.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in warm regions, especially E Asia

Zimbabwe: 6 cultivated taxa.

Buddleja salviifolia

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alternifolia Maxim.
asiatica Lour.
davidii Franch.Description, Image
lindleyana Fortune
madagascariensis Lam.
salviifolia (L.) Lam.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Buddleja:

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Flora of Botswana: Buddleja
Flora of Malawi: Buddleja
Flora of Mozambique: Buddleja
Flora of Zambia: Buddleja
Flora of Zimbabwe: Buddleja

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Buddleja
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Buddleja
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Buddleja
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buddleja
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Buddleja

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Buddleja.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1092, retrieved 23 August 2019

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