Buddleja chenopodiifolia

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Buddleja chenopodiifolia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. chenopodiifolia
Binomial name
Buddleja chenopodiifolia
Kraenzl.

Buddleja chenopodiifolia is a species endemic to the dry rocky or clay hillsides of southern Peru at altitudes of 2200–3100 m; it was first described and named by Kraenzlin in 1913.[1] [2]

Description[edit]

B. chenopodiifolia is a dioecious shrub 1–2 m high, with dark brown fissured bark. The branches are subquadrangular and covered with a dense white tomentum. The membranaceous ovate leaves have 0.5–1 cm petioles, and are 4–8 cm long by 1.3–3.5 cm wide, glabrescent above but with white tomentum below. The yellowish-white leafy-bracted inflorescences are 10–20 cm long, comprising 6–14 pairs of globose heads < 1 cm in diameter, each head with 6–20 flowers; the corolla tubes are 1.7–2.5 mm long.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kraenzlin, F. W. L. (1913). Bot. Jahrb Syst. 50: Beibl. 111, 35. 1913
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA