Buddleja longifolia

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

Buddleja longifolia is a species now restricted to remnants of montane forest in Loja, Ecuador, and northern Peru at altitudes of 2100 – 2600 m.[1] The species was first described and named by Kunth in 1818.[2]

Description[edit]

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.[1]

Cultivation[edit]

The species 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. ^ Humboldt, Bonpland & Kunth (1818). Nov. gen. sp. ed. fol. 2: 281, ed. quar. 2: 349. t. 186. 1818.