Buddleja madagascariensis, Fam. Buddlejaceae
Straggling shrub to 6m, young plants and branchlets covered in white short matted hairs, older stems covered in rust or yellow hairs. Robust root system.
|Form or habit:||Shrub or small tree|
Opposite, simple, ovate-oblong, 70-150 x 20-50mm, apex tapers to a point, base rounded or heart-shaped, dark green and hairless above, dense white or yellow hairs below, stalk 15-25mm, margins entire.
|Flower colour:||Yellow, orange or salmon|
|Flower description:||Yellow, orange or salmon flowers in sprays up to 250mm long.|
|Fruit description:||Plants cultivated in Australia are sterile, no fruit or seeds have been found.|
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|Weed status:||Environmental/garden escapee|
|Notes:||Spread by: Broken stem fragments, garden waste. Invades/threats: Riverine communities, readily climbs over established plants, high into the canopy. Notes: Garden escapee, persists in old gardens. Very large infestation present on Cattle Creek near Gargett. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.|