Buddleja interrupta

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

Buddleja interrupta is a species endemic to the dry valleys and roadsides of northern Peru at altitudes < 2600 m.[1] The species was first described and named by Kunth in 1818.[2]

Description[edit]

B. interrupta is a dioecious shrub 1 – 2 m high with greyish bark. The young branches are covered with a white tomentum, bearing lanceolate leaves 5 – 12 cm long by 2 – 3 cm wide, subcoriaceous, tomentulose above, white tomentose below. The cream inflorescence is 10 – 20 cm long with two orders of branches, the flowers borne in pairs of capitate sessile cymules 0.5 – 0.8 cm in diameter, each with 3 – 9 flowers. The corolla is < 2 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. ^ Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth (1818). Nov. gen. sp. ed. fol. 2: 280, ed. quar. 2: 348. 1818.