1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Buddleja Houst. ex L.
      1. Buddleja polystachya Fresen.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to N. Tanzania, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

    Loganiaceae, E. A. Bruce & J. Lewis. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

    Habit
    Robust shrub, up to 5 m. tall, with pale brown bark; young parts densely flocculent, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves shortly petiolate; petiole up to 5 mm. long; lamina up to 16 cm. long, 4 cm. wide, lanceolate, gradually narrowing above to an acute apex, convergent below, serrate at least in part.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a compound raceme of short subglomerulate clusters; lateral racemes up to 15 cm. long and less than 2 cm. in diameter; pedicels obscure.
    Corolla
    Corolla reddish-orange; corolla-lobes almost square, with rounded apex.
    Anthers
    Anthers subsessile, inserted just within the throat.
    Ovary
    Ovary narrowly ovoid, shortly hirsute.
    Figures
    Fig. 6/1–5.
    Habitat
    Upland grassland, margins and clearings of upland rain-forest; 1000 to 2700 m.
    Distribution
    K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T2 U1 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

    Buddleja polystachya Fresen. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Beccari, O. [69], Ethiopia K000426707 holotype
    Jan 1, 1971 Powell, H. [73], Kenya K000426704 isotype
    Jan 1, 1971 Powell, H. [73], Kenya K000426705 lectotype

    First published in Flora 21: 605 (1838)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 165, t. 8 (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 269 (1949).
    • Marquand in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1930: 193 (1930).
    • Baker in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (1): 515 (1903).
    • Fresen. in Flora 21: 605 (1838).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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