1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Buddleja Houst. ex L.
      1. Buddleja saligna Willd.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, 0·5–12 m. high, much branched.
    Branches
    Branchlets terete or quadrangular and with 4 ridges or narrow wings, lepidote especially at the apex.
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, those of a pair equal, often shortly petiolate: petiole lepidote, glabrescent, 1–20 mm. long; lamina subcoriaceous, narrowly elliptic to linear, variable in shape and size, 4–12 times as long as wide, 1·2–15 x 0·2–2(–3) cm. acute, acuminate, or less often rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base or decurrent into the petiole, entire or obscurely sinuate at the revolute margin, above lepidote–scaly when young, soon glabrous, much paler and densely grey– or tawny–pubescent with stellate hairs beneath; venation reticulate, impressed above, forming a line more or less parallel to the margin.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal and often also in the axils of the upper leaves, paniculate, large, many–flowered, lax or rather so, 3 x 3 to 18 x 16 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers subsessile in 3–flowered cymes, sweet–scented.
    Calyx
    Calyx cup–shaped or nearly so, 0·8–1·4 mm. long, outside densely lepidote–scaly; tube 0·7–4 x as long as the lobes; lobes equal or subequal, mostly broadly triangular, 0·5–1 times as long as wide, 0·2–0·6 x 0·4–0·6 mm., acute or obtuse, entire.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or creamy, with erect lobes 1–8–2·2 times as long as the calyx, 1·8–3 mm. long, inside pilose with rather stiff hairs in the throat; tube cup–shaped or nearly so, mostly slightly shorter than the calyx, 0·5–1·2 x 0·7–1·2 mm.; lobes 1·2–2·5 times as long as the tube, suborbicular or elliptic, 1·1–5 times as long as wide, 1–1·8 x 0·8–1·2 mm., rounded, entire, recurved.
    Stamens
    Stamens well–exserted; filaments 1–2·5 mm. long, inserted at or just above the middle of the corolla tube; anthers subcircular, 0·3–0·4 mm. long, glabrous; cells parallel or slightly divergent at the base.
    Pistil
    Pistil densely lepidote all over, 1–2 mm. long; ovary ovoid or nearly so, sometimes laterally compressed, 0·5–1·2 x 0·4–0·8 x 0·3–0·8 mm., 2–celled; style with stigma about as long as the ovary, 0·5–0·8 mm. long; each cell with one subcircular peltate placenta with 4–6 ovules outside.
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong, often laterally, compressed, 1·5–2·5 x 0·8–1·2 x 0·8–1 mm., sparsely lepidote, about twice as long as the calyx, 2 (later 4–)valved.
    Seeds
    Seeds medium brown, obliquely tetrahedral or nearly fusiform, 0·9–1·3 x 0·4–0·6 x 0·2–0·4 mm., obscurely winged or not, minutely reticulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Introduced into:

    California

    Buddleja saligna Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1971 Burchell [2494], Botswana K000426703 lectotype

    First published in Enum. Pl.: 159 (1809)

    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.

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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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