Buddleja hatschbachii

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Buddleja hatschbachii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. hatschbachii
Binomial name
Buddleja hatschbachii
E. M. Norman & L. B. Sm.

Buddleja hatschbachii is a rare species found only in the wet ravines and rock slopes flanking the east side of the planalto of southern Brazil.[1] The species was first described and named by Norman & Smith in 1976.[2]

Description[edit]

B. hatschbachii is a hermaphroditic subshrub 1 m high with brownish bark. The young branches are quadrangular, and covered with a whitish tomentum, bearing sessile lanceolate leaves 10 – 16 cm long by 2.5 – 4.5 cm wide, membranaceous, glabrescent above, and lanose below. The cream or white inflorescence is 10 – 20 cm long. The sessile perfect flowers occur in pairs of cymes, each with 3 – 12 flowers, borne in the axils of the reduced leaves or bracts. The tubular corolla is 15 – 20 mm long.[1]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA
  2. ^ Norman, E. M. & Smith, L. B. (1976). Fl. Illus. Catatr. Logan. 15 - 17. t 2, f. 4 - 6., 1976.