1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Buddleja Houst. ex L.
      1. Buddleja auriculata Benth.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Loganiaceae, A. J. M. Leeuwenberg. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Shrub 0·50–3·50 m. high, semiscandent, sometimes a small tree.
    Branches
    Branchlets stellate–tomentose with short whitish hairs, subangular or terete.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate; petiole 3–11 mm. long, stellate–tomentose; stipules foliate, sometimes reduced to a line, elliptic or ovate or narrowly so, 2–5 times as long as wide, 2–13 x 0·5–5 cm., acuminate at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, serrate or sometimes entire and revolute at the margin, dark green, shiny, glabrous, almost bullate above, whitish–tomentose with short stellate hairs (often drying rusty) beneath; venation conspicuous, reticulate, much impressed above.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal and axillary, large, paniculate, many–flowered, 3–25 x 2–20 cm., rather lax.
    Flowers
    Flowers sweet–scented, shortly pedicellate or subsessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx green, campanulate, 1·5–2·2 mm. long, outside whitish–tomentose with short stellate hairs; tube 1–2–4 times as long as the lobes; lobes subequal, often broadly triangular, 0·5–1 x 0·8–1 mm., acute or subacute, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla creamy, white with orange throat, orange–yellow, lilac, or salmon, with erect lobes 4–5 times as long as the calyx, 7–11 mm. long, outside whitish–tomentose with short stellate hairs, sometimes partially glabrescent, inside pilose with simple hairs from near the apex of the ovary to just below the insertion of the stamens; tube nearly cylindrical, 3·3–4·5 times as long as the calyx, 3·5–6 times as long as the lobes, 5·5–9 x 1·2–2 mm.; lobes oblong or subcircular, mostly slightly longer than wide, 1·5–2 x 1·2–1·8 mm., rounded, entire, spreading.
    Stamens
    Stamens included, inserted at 2–2·5(–3·5) mm. from the corolla mouth; filaments short, 0·3–1 mm. long; anthers oblong or nearly so, 0·9–1·2 x 0·3–0·4 mm., rounded or obtuse at the apex, deeply cordate at the base, glabrous; cells parallel.
    Pistil
    Pistil much shorter than the corolla tube, 2·2–4·3 mm. long; ovary subglobose or ovoid, laterally compressed, 0·9–1·5 x 0·7–1 x 0·6–0·9 mm., shortly stellate–tomentose, 2–celled; style included, stellate–tomentose at the base, 0·5–1·7 mm. long; stigma large, clavate or sometimes capitate, 0·3–1·2 x 0·3–0·5 mm.
    Placenta
    In each cell one axile placenta with 10–15 ovules.
    Fruits
    Capsule ellipsoid, 2·4 x 1·5–2 x 1·2–1·5 mm., laterally compressed half exserted from the calyx, hairy like the ovary but less densely.
    Seeds
    Seed medium brown, obliquely polyhedral, 1·2–1·5 x 0·6–0·7 x 0·3–0·4 mm., reticulate, narrowly winged.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Buddleja auriculata Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Ecklon [s.n.], South Africa K000426686 holotype
    Jan 1, 1974 Wilms, F. [1030] K000426685 lectotype

    First published in Compan. Bot. Mag. 2: 60 (1836)

    Accepted by

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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