China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu,
Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Ryukyu Isl. (I), Australia (I) (Queensland
(I)), Taiwan (I), Java (I), Jamaica (I), Lesser Antilles (I) (Martinique (I)),
trop. Africa (I), France (I), Pakistan (I), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Arkansas (I),
Florida (I), Georgia (I), Louisiana (I), Mississippi (I), North Carolina (I),
South Carolina (I), Texas (I))
as per Catalogue of Life;

Buddleja lindleyana is a deciduous shrub native to the provinces of Anhwei, Hunan, Hupeh, Kiangsu, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan in China, where it grows in rocky scrub alongside streams and tracks at elevations of 200 – 2700 m. The shrub has also naturalized on Okinawa-jima, Japan, and in the south-eastern states of the USA.[1]

B. lindleyana was collected and introduced to western cultivation in 1843 by Robert Fortune, who named it for the botanist John Lindley.[2]
B. lindleyana grows to < 3 m in height in the wild, its slender branches tetragonous in section, and slightly winged. The dark green leaves are opposite, ovate, 4 – 20 cm in length. The individual purple flowers are arguably among the most attractive of the genus, but occur in such small numbers intermittently along slender, terminal one-sided panicles as to make little impact; they are also scentless. Flowering occurs in June and July.[2] 
(From Wikipedia on 29.3.14)






Garden Plant for ID : Nasik : 291111 : AK-2: Again a small garden plant taken at a plant nursery at Nasik on the 28th of Nov,11.
A cultivated, potted garden plant.

Purple flowers seen, a picture showing the stem & leaves is attached.

Adding some more pictures of the same taken during recent visit to the same plant nursery on 22/8/2012.

The owner of the nursery also doesn’t know the name, except that he has procured it from Bangalore.
Since its a small plant for sale, I don’t know whether it is a plant or climber.

Could it be some Lonicera species… Honeysuckle?

Yes it is Lonicera species only, may be Lonicera hispidula

Lonicera hispidula as suggested by …, has flowers that look different.

Very eager to find its id.
I was told it was bought from a nursery in Bangalore.

A reply from another thread:
“If the flowers are smaller than 1 cm, this can be Buddleja sp. Could you pls indicate size? …”
“I guess these are the same ones posted by me from Racca Nursery, Nasik, yet to be identified.
It could be a climber….”
“Thank you … for the Id. Yes the flowers were smaller than 1 cm .

Aarti ji thank you for your help


Please find the identified names for links:
Plant Name: Buddleja lindleyana Fortune
Origin: ASIA-TEMPERATE – China: China – Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang
Cultivation: Ornamental

Many many thanks for the id of this ornamental seen in a Nasik nursery.

Requesting to please ID this plant in a nursery in Lonavala, Maharashtra in October 2013.

Buddleja davidii

This appears more closer to images at Buddleja lindleyana Fortune rather than those at Buddleja davidii Franch.   

Thanks … for providing the correct ID.

Other recipients:
yes usha di



Buddleja lindleyana Fortune

Deciduous shrub with 4-angled slightly winged stems, opposite leaves and purple flowers in slender spikes. Clicked from Nauni Campus, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, May 24, 2015.

Thank you Sir, I am now reminded of my clicks from the Churdhar trip, which I will share soon..