Buddleja lanata

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

Buddleja lanata is a species endemic to Ecuador where it grows on dry, windy plateaux amid grasses and bracken at elevations of 1,150 – 2,700 m.[1] The species, first named and described by Bentham in 1845[2] is now threatened by habitat loss.

Description[edit]

B. lanata is a dioecious shrub or subshrub, 0.5 – 1 m high with greyish bark at the base. The stems are terete and lanate, bearing leaves on petioles 0.5 – 2 cm long. The leaves are ovate, 7 – 10 cm long by 4 – 7.5 cm wide, lanate on both sides. The yellow inflorescences have a strong fragrance, and are typically 10 – 25 cm long, comprising 5 – 10 pairs of pedunculate heads in the axils of the reduced terminal leaves. The heads are 1.2 – 1.5 cm in diameter, each with 20 – 25 flowers; the corollas 3.5 – 4.5 mm long, males more open at the throat. [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. (1845). Pl hartw. 146. 1845.