Buddleja fragifera

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

Buddleja fragifera is a rare evergreen shrub endemic to the southern tip of Madagascar, where it grows amongst scrub near the coast. The species was first named and described by Leeuwenberg in 1975 [1]


B. fragifera is a shrub 2–3 m in height, with stellate-pubescent branchlets. The opposite leaves have petioles 0.4–1 cm long, the blade ovate to elliptic, 0.8–3 cm long by 0.5–2.4 cm wide, obtuse or rounded at the apex, and subcordate to cuneate at the base, and covered by a thick felt-like indumentum. The dark yellow to orange flowers are sessile, the corollas 6–7.5 mm long. [2]


B. fragifera is not known to be in cultivation.


  1. ^ Leeuwenberg, A. J. M. (1975). Acta Bot. Neerl. 24: 83. 1975.
  2. ^ Leeuwenberg, A. J. M. (1979) The Loganiaceae of Africa XVIII Buddleja L. II, Revision of the African & Asiatic species. H. Veenman & Zonen, Wageningen, Nederland.