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Family: Buddlejaceae
Buddleja madagascariensis

Citation: Lam., Encycl. 1:513 (1785).

Synonymy: Nicodemia madagascariensis (Lam.)R. Parker, Forest Fl. Punjab edn 2:357 (1924); B. davidii sensu Jessop, List Vasc. Pl. S. Aust. edn 2:6 (1983).

Common name: None

Shrubs 2-3 m high; stems terete, tomentose with silvery-white hairs; leaves petiolate, blade green above, tomentose with silvery-white hairs below (rust-coloured when dry), narrowly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 4.5-10 x 1.5-3.5 cm, acute, entire; petiole silvery-white-tomentose, 10-20 mm long; interfoliar membrane narrow.

Inflorescence terminal, thyrsoid, 10-20 cm long, often with long thyrsoid lateral branches, flowers sweetly scented; calyx campanulate, c. 3 mm long, very shortly lobed, densely tomentose outside; corolla yellow to orange, densely tomentose outside, glabrous within, tube cylindrical, 6-7 mm long, lobes c. 2 mm long, rounded; stamens inserted on the tube shortly below the top, included; ovary hairy in the upper half; style c. 5 mm long, hairy; stigma clubshaped.

Fruit a capsule, 2-2.5 mm long, pubescent.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: MU, SL.   W.Aust.; N.S.W.   Native to Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

Conservation status: naturalised

Flowering time: Sept. — Oct.

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Biology: No text

Uses: Cultivated as an ornamental in many parts of the world.

Author: Not yet available

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