E. M. Norman
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. The species was first identified and described by Norman in 1982.
B. 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.
The species is not known to be in cultivation.
- Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA
- Norman, E. M. (1982). Fl. Ecuador 16: 15, f.2, 1982.