Buddleja perfoliata

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Buddleja perfoliata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Buddlejaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species: B. perfoliata
Binomial name
Buddleja perfoliata
Kunth
Synonyms
  • Buddleja sphaerantha Schltdl. & Cham.

Buddleja perfoliata is endemic to the xerophytic and subzerophytic grasslands of central Mexico at elevations of 1500 – 2700 m. The species was first named and described by Kunth in 1818. [1] [2]

Description[edit]

B. perfoliata is a small dioecious shrub 0.8 – 2 m tall in the wild, much branched, and with a greyish-black shredding bark. The young branches are subquadrangular and tomentose, bearing sessile lanceolate to elliptic opposite subcoriaceous leaves, rugose above with dense felt-like tomentum covering both surfaces. The yellow inflorescences, redolent of sage, are 5 – 25 cm long, comprising 5 – 26 pairs of heads borne in the axils of the leaves, each head about 1 cm in diameter with 30 – 40 flowers. Ploidy: 2n = 38. [2]

Cultivation[edit]

The species is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kunth, in Humboldt, Bonpland, and Kunth. (1818). Nov. gen. sp., ed. fol. 2:284, ed. quar. 2:353
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81, pp. 135 - 141. New York Botanical Garden, USA