Buddleja indica

Lamarck in J. Lamarck et al.

Encycl. 1: 513. 1785.

Common names: Oak-leaved butterfly bush parlor-oak
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 329. Mentioned on page 328.

Shrubs, 5–20 dm. Stems branched, brown-tomentose when young, glabrescent. Leaves: stipules absent; petiole 3–10 mm; blade orbiculate to elliptic, 3–6 × 2–5 cm, base cuneate, margins crenate to undulate, apex rounded, surfaces glabrous except veins abaxially. Inflorescences axillary, rarely terminal, paniculate, 2–3.5 × 1–2 cm, cymes 1–3, 5–7-flowered. Pedicels essentially absent; bracteoles present. Flowers not fragrant; calyx tomentose externally, tube 1.5–2.5 mm, lobes 1–2 mm; corolla greenish yellow, salverform, tube 7–8 mm, lobes broadly ovate, 2–2.5 × 1.2–1.5 mm; stamens inserted near orifice of corolla-tube, included in tube; ovary ovoid or ellipsoid, 1–1.5 mm, tomentose; stigma capitate, 0.5 mm. Fruits berries, white, ovoid, 12–15 × 5–7 mm, glandular-pubescent, indehiscent. Seeds ovoid, 2–2.5 × 1.5–2 mm, wings absent. 2n = 76.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting year-round.
Habitat: Scrub, roadsides.
Elevation: 0–10 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Fla., Indian Ocean Islands (Comoro Islands), Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar), Indian Ocean Islands (Mascarene Islands)

Discussion

Buddleja indica was first collected in Florida in 1998; it is now found in Broward, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. It is often cultivated, especially in greenhouses in temperate regions.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Buddleja indica"
Eliane Meyer Norman +
Lamarck in J. Lamarck et al. +
cuneate +
indehiscent +, loculicidal +, septicidal +  and dehiscence +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
orbiculate;elliptic +
? (?) +, ? (?) +  and ? (?) +
2cm;5cm +
campanulate +
indehiscent +, loculicidal +, septicidal +  and dehiscence +
globular +  and cylindric oblong ellipsoid or subglobular +
decussate;opposite +
Oak-leaved butterfly bush +  and parlor-oak +
bilabiate +, regular +  and symmetric +
greenish yellow +
5-7-flowered +
Fla. +, Indian Ocean Islands (Comoro Islands) +, Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar) +  and Indian Ocean Islands (Mascarene Islands) +
0–10 m. +
curved +  and straight +
not +  and abundant +
yellow-orange +
not fragrant +
trioecious +, dioecious +  and bisexual +
indehiscent +, loculicidal +, septicidal +  and dehiscence +
globular;cylindric oblong ellipsoid or subglobular +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
glandular-pubescent +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
loculicidal +, septicidal +  and dehiscence +
Scrub, roadsides. +
pseudoverticellate +
alternate +  and opposite +
deciduous +, semipersistent +  and persistent +
cauline +  and basal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
1.2mm;1.5mm +
serrate +  and dentate +
crenate +  and undulate +
ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
Flowering and fruiting year-round. +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
connate +  and distinct +
Introduced +
pseudoverticellate +
exserted +  and included +
pendent +  and erect +
2-lobed +, clavate +  and capitate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
as stipular lines +
Chilianthus +  and Nicodemia +
Buddleja indica +
Buddleja +
species +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
perennial +, biennial +  and annual +