Buddleja dysophylla (Benth.) Radlk.

Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen 8: 410 (1883) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Scrambling or climbing shrub to c. 10 m high; branches grey-tomentose when young. Leaves c. triangular to ovate, 1–10 cm long, 2.5–7.7 cm wide, truncate to subcordate at base, margins dentate to crenate, surfaces grey-pubescent, sometimes becoming glabrous above; 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.

*GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to southern Africa. Formerly grown as a loose hedge or screen for fences, buildings etc., but now rather uncommon in cultivation; persisting in old gardens, naturalised to some extent in Melbourne suburbs (e.g. on rail embankments) and in wet forests near Longwarry and Ensay.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Buddlejaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-08-24
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Buddleja
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Buddleja dysophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Buddleja dysophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales