Buddleja ibarrensis

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

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.[1]

Description[edit]

B. 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.[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