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BUDDLEJACEAE

BUDDLEJA FAMILY

Elizabeth McClintock

Shrub, tree, rarely herb; hairs generally stellate, branched, scale-like or glandular
Leaves simple, generally opposite, entire, toothed or lobed; stipules at least partially on stem, often ridge-like
Inflorescence: cyme but appearing to be a panicle, head, raceme, or spike, terminal or axillary, generally dense
Flower bisexual, sometimes functionally unisexual, ± radial; calyx lobes 4–5; corolla lobes 4–5; stamens 4–5, attached to corolla tube; ovary superior or half inferior, chambers 2 or 4, style 1, stigma elongate or ± spheric
Fruit: capsule, rarely berry
Seeds small, often winged
Genera in family: ± 10 genera, 150 species: tropical, subtropical; some cultivated for ornamental
Reference: [Rogers 1986 J Arnold Arb 67:143–185]
Sometimes included in Loganiaceae.
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