Buddleja oblonga

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Buddleja oblonga
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. oblonga
Binomial name
Buddleja oblonga
Benth.
Synonyms

Buddleja oblonga is a species endemic to the Serra do Caparaó and south as far as Paraná in Brazil, where it grows in fields and damp thickets near streams at altitudes of 1,000 – 2,200 m.[1] The species was first named and described by Bentham in 1846.[2]

Description[edit]

Buddleja oblonga is a dioecious shrub with dark-brown longitudinally fissured bark. The young branches are quadrangular, bearing sessile oblong to elliptic membranaceous leaves 6 – 15 cm long by 0.8 – 3 cm wide, glabrous above and glabrescent below. The white inflorescences are 4 – 10 cm long, comprising 4 – 8 heads in the axils of the reduced terminal leaves, the heads 0.7 – 1.5 cm in diameter, with 5 – 9 flowers; the corollas 4.5 – 5.5 mm long.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA
  2. ^ Bentham, G. (1845). DC., Prodromus 10: 442. 1846.