Buddleja hieronymi

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Buddleja hieronymi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. hieronymi
Binomial name
Buddleja hieronymi
R. E. Fr.
Synonyms
  • Buddleja misera Kraenzl.

Buddleja hieronymi is a species endemic to southern Bolivia and northern Argentina first described and named by Fries in 1905. [1] [2]

Description[edit]

B. hieronymi is a dioecious shrub 1 – 1.5 m high with greyish rimose bark. The old naked branches often persist, while the youngest branches are tomentulose, bearing small oblong subsessile leaves 0.5 – 3 cm long by 0.4 – 1 cm wide, membranaceous or subcoriaceous, tomentulose to glabrescent above, and tomentose below. The yellowish-white inflorescence comprises one globose head 0.5 – 0.7 cm in diameter formed by 6 – 9 flowers, with occasionally a pair of smaller heads below. The tubular corolla is 2.5 – 3 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. ^ Fries, R. E. (1905). Nova Actae Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. ser. 4, 1: 117 - 118, t6, f13