Buddleja dysophylla (Benth.) Radlk. APNI*
Description: Shrub, often scrambling, to 10 m high; branches grey-tomentose when young.
Leaves c. triangular to ovate, 1–10 cm long, 2.5–7.7 cm wide; lamina grey-pubescent, sometimes becoming glabrous above; base truncate to subcordate; margins dentate to crenate; petiole to 3 cm long.
Inflorescence terminal, lax, paniculate to c. 30 cm long. Flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx 1–2 mm long, tawny or rusty-tomentose, lobes blunt, much shorter than tube; corolla white, greenish, or yellowish, with maroon throat, tube 1.5–2.5 mm long, about as long as lobes, outer surface papillose-pubescent, tube sometimes pilose, inner surface of tube glabrous; stamens inserted near corolla mouth, filaments 1–3 mm long, elongating after anthesis.
Capsule 2–3.5 mm long, apiculate. Flowers Jun.–Jul.
Flowering: June, July
Distribution and occurrence: Sparingly naturalised in Central Coast, generally near creek lines in wet forests. Native to southern Africa. Occasionally cultivated.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *Vic. *W.A.
Text by Kerry Gibbons, adapted from B.J. Conn & E.A. Brown, Flora of Australia Online; B.J.Conn, updated by V. Stajsic, VicFlora [both accessed 14 Jun. 2023].
Taxon concept: Conn, B.J. (1999). Buddlejaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J., Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae, pp. 475–476. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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