Buddleja montana

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Buddleja montana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. montana
Binomial name
Buddleja montana
  • Buddleja coriacea Rémy var. B.
  • Buddleja oblongifolia Rusby

Buddleja montana is a species endemic to the rocky hillsides of the cordilleras of Peru at altitudes of 2,700 – 4,000 m, extending into Bolivia; it was named and described by Britton in 1898.[1][2][3] The Latin specific epithet montana refers to mountains or coming from mountains.[4]


Buddleja montana is a dioecious shrub or small tree 2 – 8 m high, and is closely related to B. coriacea. The young branches are subquadrangular and tomentose, bearing coriaceous leaves oblong to elliptic 3 – 8 cm long by 0.5 – 1.5 cm wide, glabrescent above and thickly tomentose below, with 0.4 – 0.7 cm petioles. The deep yellow to orange inflorescence is paniculate with 1 – 2 orders of branches, 3 – 7 cm long by 2 – 6 cm wide, comprising small cymules; the corolla tubes 2.7 – 3.5 mm long.[2]


The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.


  1. ^ Britton. (1898). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 544. 1898.
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA
  3. ^ "Buddleja montana - EoL". Encyclopedia of Life.
  4. ^ Archibald William Smith A Gardener's Handbook of Plant Names: Their Meanings and Origins, p. 239, at Google Books