Buddleja simplex

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Buddleja simplex
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Genus: Buddleja
Species:
B. simplex
Binomial name
Buddleja simplex
Synonyms
  • Buddleja saltillensis Kraenzl.

Buddleja simplex is probably extinct, as no record of it has been made for nearly 200 years. It was a species endemic to Saltillo in Mexico, described and named by Kraenzlin in 1912.[1][2]

Description[edit]

Buddleja simplex is a small shrub, the young branches subquadrangular with adpressed tomentum. The small, membranaceous oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate leaves have 0.5 – 1.5 cm petioles, and are 2 – 4 cm long by 0.5 – 1.2 cm wide, tomentulose above, tomentose below. The bracted inflorescences are 5 – 10 cm long, comprising 8 – 10 pairs of sessile or pedunculate heads < 0.6 cm in diameter.[2]

The species is considered very close to B. sessiliflora, the latter having marginally larger flower heads and longer fruits.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kraenzlin, F. W. L. (1912). Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 26: 396, 1912
  2. ^ a b c Norman, E. M. (2000). Buddlejaceae. Flora Neotropica 81. New York Botanical Garden, USA