Buddleja ibarrensis

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Buddleja ibarrensis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. ibarrensis
Binomial name
Buddleja ibarrensis

Buddleja ibarrensis is an endangered species endemic to a small area of Ecuador in the vicinity of Ibarra in subtropical or tropical moist montane forest at an elevation of 2,200 m threatened by deforestation. B. ibarrensis was first described and named by Norman.[2]

Description[edit]

Buddleja ibarrensis is a shrub closely related to B. americana. The young branches are subquadrangular and tomentose, bearing elliptic leaves 8 – 15 cm long by 3.7 – 9 cm wide on 2 – 3 cm petioles membranaceous, glabrescent above, and tomentose below. The white or cream inflorescence 10 – 20 cm long by 7 – 18 cm wide comprises two or three orders of branches bearing cymules 1 – 2 cm in diameter each with 5 – 15 flowers. The funnelform corolla is 3.5 – 4 mm long.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Buddleja ibarrensis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA