1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Buddleja Houst. ex L.
      1. Buddleja dysophylla (Benth.) Radlk.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub, straggling or scandent (erect if growing isolated), 1–10 m. high, divaricately branched.
    Bark
    Bark pale brown.
    Branches
    Branchlets terete to quadrangular, striate, tawny or rusty–pubescent to densely tomentose (also in living specimen), hairs rather long and often stellate.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate; petiole hairy as branchlets, 0·3–3 cm. long; lamina almost triangular to ovate, 1–5–2(3) times as long as wide, 1–10 x 0·7–7·5 cm., with the base truncate, subcordate or wedge–shaped, often decurrent into the petiole, acuminate to rounded at the apex, irregularly dentate to crenate, sparsely to densely stellate–tomentose and glabrescent above, persistently sparsely to densely stellate–pubescent or –tomentose beneath; veins impressed above.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, large, lax or less often more or less congested in ultimate branchings, many–flowered, 4 x 4 to 20 x 20 cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers all at least shortly pedicellate, occasionally sessile, sweet–scented.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to one third connate, sometimes two halfway united, equal or subequal, ovate or approximately so, 1–5–3 times as long as wide, 0·8–2 x 0·5–1 mm., obtuse to acuminate, entire, tawny– or rusty–tomentose outside, with a few minute glandular hairs or (less often) glabrous inside.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, greenish, creamy, or yellowish or sometimes pale mauve, with the throat maroon–coloured; lobes erect 2–3 times as long as the calyx and 2·5–5 mm. long, outside mostly at least on lobes papillose–pubescent and sometimes also pilose on tube on which both types of hairs may occur, inside papillose–pubescent on lobes, glabrous within tube; tube cup–shaped, often slightly contracted at the mouth, slightly longer than the calyx, about as long as the lobes, 1·2–2·4 x 1·2–2·2 mm., rounded, entire, suberect at first, later recurved.
    Stamens
    Stamens mostly well–exserted; filaments long, often curved, 1–3 mm. long, inserted 0·1–0·5 mm. below the corolla mouth; anthers subcircular in outline, 0–3–0–8 mm. long, glabrous, cordate at the base; cells slightly divergent at the base.
    Pistil
    Pistil 2–4 mm. long; ovary obovoid or ellipsoid, laterally compressed, 1·2–2 x 0·9–1·3 x 0·5–1 mm., tomentose except for the glabrous disk–like base; style glabrous, broadened at the apex, with large 0·8–2 mm. long stigma; stigma up to half as long as the style, more or less peltate or clavate.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or ellipsoid, 2·2–3·4 x 2·2·3 x 1·2–1·5 mm., tomentose, about 3 times as long as the calyx, apiculate.
    Seeds
    Seed pale brown, flattened, winged, often obscurely angular, circular, obliquely elliptic or ovate, often angular, 0·6–0·7 x 0·4–0·5 x 0·2 mm., pale brown, minutely reticulate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Climbing shrub, up to 3 m. tall, with rather shining brown bark; young parts densely yellow-brown floccose.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; petiole up to 1 cm. long, sometimes appearing longer when including wings from the lamina; lamina ovate or narrowly ovate, up to 11 cm. long, 5 cm. wide, narrowing above to an acute apex, truncate or rounded below to a cuneate base, especially in older leaves, dentate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a lateral foliaceous doubly compound raceme of ± distant cymose clusters, up to 15 cm. long, and about 7 cm. in diameter; pedicels obscure.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; lobes oblong, rounded above.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at the mouth of the corolla-tube and ± longly exserted.
    Ovary
    Ovary subspherical, densely floccose.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2 mm. long, pubescent.
    Figures
    Fig. 7/1, p. 39.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest; 1600–1900 m.
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    New Zealand North

    Buddleja dysophylla (Benth.) Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Ecklon [s.n.], South Africa K000426679 holotype

    First published in Abh. Naturwiss. Vereins Bremen 8: 410 (1883)

    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.
    • Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Bamps, P. (1979). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Loganiaceae: 1-149. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • 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
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Phillips in Journ. S. Afr. Bot. 12: 114 (1946).
    • Radlk. in Abh. Nat. Ver. Bremen 8: 410 (1883).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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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