6473.000 Buddleja L.


Description of the genus

Shrubs, usually with a white or pale grey indumentum of stellate hairs. Stipules leafy, a line or 0. Leaves opposite or subopposite, rarely alternate, often discolorous, green above and whitish beneath; lamina entire, crenate or dentate or sometimes lobed. Inflorescence terminal and/or axillary, thyrsoid, paniculate or variously reduced, even to a spherical head. Flowers 4-merous, actinomorphic. Fruit a capsule. Seeds winged in some species.

Derivation of name: After Adam Buddle (d. 1715), English botanist.

Comment: Formerly placed in the family Loganiaceae and in its own family Buddlejaceae this genus is now considered part of the narrowly defined Scrophulariaceae.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in warm regions, especially E Asia

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
davidii Franch.NDescription, Image
pulchella N.E. Br.Description, Image
salviifolia (L.) Lam.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Buddleja:

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Flora of Botswana: Buddleja
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Buddleja
Flora of Malawi: Buddleja
Flora of Mozambique: Buddleja
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Buddleja
Flora of Zimbabwe: Buddleja
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Buddleja

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Buddleja
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Buddleja
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Buddleja
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Buddleja
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Buddleja
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Buddleja
JSTOR Plant Science: Buddleja
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Buddleja
Plants of the World Online: Buddleja
Tropicos: Buddleja
Wikipedia: Buddleja

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Buddleja.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1092, retrieved 20 May 2024

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