Buddleja ramboi

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

Buddleja ramboi is a very rare Brazilian species found only infrequently in the shrubby or grassy fields of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. The species was described and named by Smith in 1955.[1][2]

Description[edit]

B. ramboi is a dioecious shrub < 2 m high, with shredding brownish bark. The young branches are roughly quadrangular and tomentose, bearing small oblanceolate leaves 1.5 – 3 cm long by 0.7 – 1.2 cm wide with tomentose surfaces, more densely below. The white inflorescences are 3 – 8 cm long and comprise lax cymose clusters, sometimes with only 1 or 2 flowers; the corolla tubes are 2.5 – 3.5 mm long.[2]

Cultivation[edit]

The shrub is not known to be in cultivation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, L. B. (1955). Sellowia 6: 301, t1, 1955
  2. ^ a b Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA