Buddleja lojensis

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

Buddleja lojensis is a species endemic to the Loja region of southern Ecuador, and Piura in Peru, where it grows on mountains, savannahs and scrub, notably near streams, at elevations of 1,600 – 2,550 m.[2] The species was first identified and described by Norman in 1982.[3]

Description[edit]

Buddleja lojensis is a dioecious shrub 1 – 3 m tall with yellowish bark. The young branches are subquadrangular, almost glabrous, bearing subsessile ovate or lanceolate leaves 7 – 10 cm long by 2.4 – 4 cm wide, membranaceous, glabrescent above and below. The pale yellow paniculate inflorescences are 7 – 15 cm long by 4 – 9 cm wide, comprising 2 – 3 orders of leafy-bracted branches bearing small cymules of 5 – 10 flowers, the corollas 2.5 – 4 mm long.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The species is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ León-Yánez, S. & Pitman, N. 2003. Buddleja lojensis. 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
  3. ^ Norman, E. M. (1982). Fl. Ecuador 16: 15, f.2, 1982.