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Pakistan | Family List | Buddlejaceae | Buddleja

Buddleja asiatica Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 72. 1790. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 82; Brandis, l.c.; Bamber, Pl. Punj. 61.1916; Bailey, l.c. 586; Parker, l.c. 353.

Vern: “Bann”.

  • Buddleja neemda Ham. ex Roxb.

    A large evergreen shrub. Branches stellate-tomentose. Leaves sub-sessile, 3-9 cm long, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, entire to serrulate, glabrous above, tomentose beneath; tomentum stellate, grey. Flowers sub-sessile, 6-9 mm long, white, fragrant, in terminal and axillary, dense, continuous spikes. Bract 2.5 mm long, lanceolate, acuminate, stellate-pubescent. Calyx campanulate, 2.5 mm long; lobes ovate, obtuse. Corolla 6-7 mm long, stellate-tomentose, 4-lobed; lobes orbicular, c. 2 mm long, sparsely pubescent; margin undulate. Stamens sub-sessile, included, anthers c. 1 mm long. Ovary ovoid, c. 2 mm long; style c. 1 mm long; stigma linear, c. 1 mm long. Capsule oblong-ovate, c. 3 mm long, glabrous, 2-valved. Seeds many, 0.3 mm long, membranous round the edge.

    Fl.Per.: Feb.-April.

    Type: Probably described from Chittagong.

    Distribution: Malaysia, China, Burma India and Pakistan.

    The plant grows in the sub-Himalayan tract up to 1600 m. alt. s.m. It is planted in gardens as an ornamental shrub, and the wood may be used for making walking sticks.


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