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  Buddleja asiatica
 
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  Family: BUDDLEJACEAE
  Citation:  Buddleja asiatica Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 72. 1790; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 82. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 865(608). 1923; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 181. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 293. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 229. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 431. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 256. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 201. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 542. 2009. Buddleja discolor Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 82. 1821.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): White Butterfly Bush
  Description: Shrubs, 2-4 m tall, the branches lax, young shoots stellate-pubescent. Leaves opposite, 5-9 x 1-2.5 cm, oblanceolate, acuminate-caudate, attenuate at base, serrulate, dull olive-gray green, tawny or whitish pubescent beneath; petiole 3-9 mm long. Flowers in dense terminal and axillary elongate, often nodding spikes, up to 20 cm long, dull white; bracts and bracteoles glandular-hairy. Calyx 1-2 mm long, pubescent, 4-lobed. Corolla white, 2 mm across, lobes 4, membranous, villous. Stamens 4. Ovary 2 mm long, glabrous; style 4 mm long, stigma 2-lobed. Capsules 3-4 mm long, subglobose, calyx persistent at base; seeds many, about 0.3 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-April
  District(s): Wayanad, Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas
  Distribution: China, Indo-Malesia; introduced in Tropical and Subtropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Karumala, Kathitheetimala, Kumily, Chindaki forest, South Walakkad, Valiyaparathode, Ayyappankovil, Muthikulam forests, Nadugani ghats, Teppakulam
   
 
   
 
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