Buddleja longifolia is a species now restricted to remnants of montane forest in Loja, Ecuador, and northern Peru at altitudes of 2100 – 2600 m. The species was first described and named by Kunth in 1818.
B. longifolia is a dioecious shrub or small tree 1–7 m, occasionally <10 m, high with grey, furrowed bark. The young branches are quadrangular and tomentulose, bearing oblong-lanceolate to oblong elliptic leaves 10 – 20 cm long by 3 – 6.5 cm wide, glabrescent above, tomentose to tomentulose below. The white to pale yellow paniculate inflorescence is 15 – 25 cm long by 15 – 22 cm wide with three orders of branches, the flowers borne in sessile cymules 4 –7 mm in diameter, each with 1 – 6 flowers. The corolla is 2 – 3 mm long.
The species is not known to be in cultivation.
- Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA
- Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth (1818). Nov. gen. sp. ed. fol. 2: 281, ed. quar. 2: 349. t. 186. 1818.