Buddleja jamesonii

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

Buddleja jamesonii is a species endemic to southern Ecuador, where it grows in moist, protected ravines and borders of tussocks at elevations of 3,000 – 4,000  m.[1] The species, first named and described by Bentham in 1846,[2] is now threatened by habitat loss. The specific name commemorates the Scottish botanist William Jameson (1796-1873) who collected in Ecuador.[3]

Description[edit]

B. jamesonii is a trioecious shrub 0.5 – 1.5 m high with greyish fissured bark at the base. The stems are subquadrangular and lanose, crowded with leaves on short axillary branches. The leaves are sessile, lanceolate and comparatively small, 3 – 4 cm long by 1 – 2 cm wide, lanose on both sides. The cream inflorescence typically comprises just one terminal head, occasionally with a pair of additional sessile heads, each 0.8 – 1.6 cm in diameter, with 15 – 30 flowers. The corolla is 3.5 – 4.5 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. ^ Bentham, G. (1846). D C.,Prodromus 10: 441. 1846.
  3. ^ Harvard University Herbarium Index of Botanists. [1].