1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Buddleja Houst. ex L.
      1. Buddleja pulchella N.E.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub, often climbing, 1–10 m. high and up to at least 20 m. long.
    Branches
    Branchlets terete, white– or pale grey–tomentose with stellate hairs; indumentum drying rusty.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite, petiolate; petiole 5–20 mm. long; lamina variable in shape and size, ovate, triangular, oblong or narrowly oblong, or narrowly obovate, 1·2–3 times as long as wide, 1·8–10(–15) x 1–5(–7) cm., acuminate to obtuse at the apex, gradually or abruptly narrowed at the base and at the same time mostly decurrent into the petiole, sometimes with 1–2 large lobes near the base, furthermore entire, pale grey–stellate–tomentose, glabrescent, and with costa (and often main veins) impressed above, stellate–tomentose to pilose beneath; venation inconspicuous.
    Stipules
    Stipules none.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence paniculate, very variable in size, usually lax; 3–25 x 2–25 cm., several times branched.
    Flowers
    Flowers in rather loose clusters, shortly pedicellate or sessile, sweet–scented or malodorant.
    Calyx
    Calyx cylindrical or nearly so, 3–5 x 1·2–3 mm., white–stellate–tomentose outside (indumentum usually drying rusty), inside glabrous; tube 4–8 times as long as the lobes; lobes subequal, broadly to very narrowly triangular, 0·5–1 x 0·5–1 mm., acute or obtuse, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, pale orange, or yellow to whitish with orange or yellow throat, with 7–12 mm. long erect lobes, outside stellate–tomentose, inside hirto–pilose in a 2–3 mm. wide ring which has its lower edge at 1–2 mm. above the base; tube nearly cylindrical, 1·5–2·5 times as long as the calyx, 3·7–6·5 times as long as the lobes, 5·5–9 mm. long, usually slightly widened towards the 1–1·8 mm. wide throat; lobes subcircular to oblong, 1·3 x 1·2–5 mm., broadly rounded, entire, spreading to reflexed.
    Stamens
    Stamens included; anthers sessile with the apex 0–1 mm. below the corolla mouth, oblong, 2–5 times as long as wide, 0·8–1·2 x 0·2–0·5 mm., deeply cordate at the base, rounded to retuse at the apex, glabrous; cells parallel.
    Pistil
    Pistil 2·5–5·2 mm. long, stellate–tomentose, often glabrous at the apex of the style; ovary ovoid or narrowly ovoid, often laterally compressed, 1·2 x 0·4 to 1·2 x 0·4–1 mm.; style rather short; stigma clavate to subcapitate, decurrent into the style, 0·8–1·2 mm. long.
    Placenta
    Each cell with one axile oblong placenta with 1–15 ovules outside.
    Fruits
    Capsule narrowly ellipsoid, 4·5–6 x 1·2 to 1·8 x 1·2 to 1·5 mm., 1·4–2 times as long as the calyx, acute at the apex, hairy like the ovary but less densely; valves often split at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seed pale brown, oblong, flat, 2·5–2·8 x 0·5–0·8 x 0·2–0–3 mm., narrowly winged at the edges or sometimes not winged; wings acuminate at both ends, minutely reticulate all over.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Scandent shrub, up to 10 m. tall; bark brown, stripping; young parts densely floccose, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; petiole 0.5–2.0 cm. long; lamina narrowly ovate to almost lanceolate or more rarely (and not in our area) hastate, 8–11(–15) cm. long, 3–5(–7) cm. wide, narrowing above to an acute or acuminate and minutely apiculate apex, rounded below to a cuneate-acuminate base; margin entire, very shallowly undulate or very widely and bluntly dentate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a pyramidal compound raceme of clusters of cymules; lateral racemes up to 7 cm. long and 3.5 cm. in diameter; pedicels 1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla cream-coloured or yellow, orange in the throat; tube brownish-cream; corolla-lobes square, with truncate apex.
    Anthers
    Anthers subsessile, inserted just within the throat.
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, hirsute.
    Figures
    Fig. 6/7, p. 37.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest and upland evergreen bushland, often persisting in secondary growth; 1650–2000 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T2 T3 T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Buddleja pulchella N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2008 Luke, W.R.Q. [11375], Tanzania K000438756
    Jan 1, 1974 South Africa K000426684 holotype
    Jan 1, 1971 Holst, C. [8967], Tanzania K000426706 isotype

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 389 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Bruce, E.A. & Lewis, J. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Loganiaceae: 1-47.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 270 (1949).
    • Marquand in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1930: 190 (1930).
    • N.E. Br. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1894: 389 (1894).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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