Buddleja cardanesii

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Buddleja cardenasii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. cardenasii
Binomial name
Buddleja cardenasii
Standl. ex E M Norman

Buddleja cardenasii is a species endemic only to the region of Cochabamba in Bolivia at an altitude of around 3,000 m. The species was first described and named by Standley in 1935.[1]

Description[edit]

B. cardenasii is a dioecious shrub 3–4 m high, with branches which are subquadrangular and tomentose. The subcoriaceous leaves are elliptic, lanceolate or ovate, 10–12 cm long by 8 cm wide, with a glabrescent and rugose upper surface. The orange inflorescences are paniculate 7–25 cm long by 7–20 cm wide, comprising cymes each with 6–9 flowers; the corollas are 3–3.5 mm long.[1]

The species is very similar to B. soratae; further research may well prove them conspecific.[1]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA