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Buddleja Linn., Sp.Pl. 112. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5:51.1754; C.B.Clarke in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit. Ind.4:81.1883; Brandis, Ind. Trees, 475.1911; T. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:182.1904; Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 1:585.1919; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3:352.1956; Tutin in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 3:202.1972.

Buddleja crispa
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Credit: M.Y. Saleem

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    Shrubs or small trees. Stem usually tomentose. Leaves opposite; margin entire, crenate, or serrate; stipules interpetiolar or reduced to a ridge. Cymes many-flowered, arranged in branched spikes. Calyx campa┬Čnulate, 4-lobed. Corolla tube cylindrical; lobes short, spreading, imbricate. Stamens 4, inserted on the corolla tube; filaments short; anthers included or slightly exserted. Ovary bi-locular. Capsule 2-valved. Seeds numerous.

    A genus of about 100 tropical and sub-tropical species distributed mainly in E. Asia, America and S. Africa. Represented in W. Pakistan by 4 species.


    1 Flowers in continuous spikes, white   Buddleja asiatica
    + Flowers in interrupted spikes or panicles, purple or lilac   (2)
           
    2 (1) Leaves tomentose on both surfaces; margin dentate, crenate or sinuate   Buddleja crispa
    + Leaves tomentose on the lower surface only; margin serrate   (3)
           
    3 (2) Corolla tube straight, 1-1.2 cm long   Buddleja davidii
    + Corolla tube curved, 0.8 cm long   2 Buddleja lindleyana x Buddleja asiatica

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