Buddleja cuspidata

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

Buddleja cuspidata is a species endemic to Madagascar, where it grows along river banks. The species was first named and described by Baker in 1895 [1]

Description[edit]

B. cuspidata is a shrub 3–4 m in height, with brown tomentose branchlets, obscurely quadrangular. The opposite, thinly - coriaceous leaves blades are ovate or elliptic, 9–20 cm long by 4–9 cm wide, acuminate at the apex, decurrent into the petiole, sparsely pubescent above, brown tomentose beneath; the margins serrate - dentate to crenate - dentate. The narrow yellow inflorescences are axillary and spicate, 3–15 cm long by 1–1.5 cm wide; the corollas 7.5–8.5 mm long.

B. cuspidata is considered closely allied to B. axillaris and B. sphaerocalyx.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

B. cuspidata is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kew Bull. 1895 p.113. 1895.
  2. ^ Leeuwenberg, A. J. M. (1979). The Loganiceae of Africa XVIII - Buddleja LII, Revision of the African & Asiatic species. Mededelingen Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen, Nederland. 79 - 6 (1979).