Buddleja diffusa

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Buddleja diffusa
Buddleja diffusa - Ruiz Lopez, H., Pavon, J., Flora Peruviana, et Chilensis, vol. 1 Plates 1-152 (1798-1802) - 187339 (crop).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. diffusa
Binomial name
Buddleja diffusa
Synonyms
  • Buddleja coroincense Rusby

Buddleja diffusa is a species endemic to central Peru and northern Argentina, growing on dry hillsides above rivers and creeks at altitudes of 1000–1900 m; it was first described and named by Ruiz & Pavon in 1798.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Buddleja diffusa is a dioecious, scrambling, vine-like shrub 1–3.5 m high, with yellowish bark. The young branches are quadrangular, the younger growth covered with a white to buff tomentum. The sessile, membranaceous ovate or elliptic leaves 3–14 cm long by 2–8 cm wide, glabrescent above, tomentose below. The yellow inflorescences are 15–30 cm long, with one or two orders of branches; the flowers borne in capitate cymules, each 0.6–1 cm diameter, with 9–15 flowers; the corolla tubes are 3–3.5 mm long.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruiz, H & Pavon, J. A. (1798). Prodr. 1: 535 t.80a. 1798.
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA