Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Buddleja asiatica Lour.

Family: Buddlejaceae Genus: Buddleia Species: Buddleja asiatica Lour.






Synonym Buddleja acuminatissima, Buddleja densiflora Flower Color White
Common Name Asian Butterfly Bush, Winter Lilac Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name White Butterfly Bush Flowering Period Oct-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Shamei Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 1800 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 3-4 mm long, subglobose, calyx persistent at base; seeds many, about 0.3 mm long
Habitat Occurs in degraded forest areas Bark Type Fissured
Distribution Indo-Malesia, China introduced in Tropical and aubtropical countries Bark Details Pale brown becomes deeply fissured with age
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species A moderately succulent caned, large, arching shrub. can reach 12 feet or more and has widely spaced leaves that often curl or hang down Leaf Details Leaves opposite, 5-9 X 1-2.5 cm, oblanceolate, acuminate-caudate, attenuate at base, serrulate, dull Olive-gray green, tawny or whitish pubescent

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details