Clerodendrum cordatum ?


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S. China to Trop. Asia (from WCSP)


Shrub or undershrub about 2-6 ft tall. Branchlets purplish green, obtusely quadrangular. Leaves simple, opposite, lanceolate-ovate, 10-24 x 5-10 cm across, base obtuse or rounded, margin serrate-dentate, apex acute, subchartaceous, coriaceous, pubescent or villous on both above and beneath, lateral veins 6-8 on either side of the midvein, prominent both above and beneath, curved, margins ascending, petiole densely pubescent, cylindric 2-16 cm long. Inflorescence terminal panicles of trichotomously branched cymes, peduncle 1-4 cm long, obtusely quadrangular, densely pubescent, bracts foliaceous, ovate, margin serrate, apex acute. Flowers bisexual, fragrant, white with pink tinge, pedicel reddish purple, about 0.5 to 1 cm long, Calyx 5 toothed, deeply divided, teeth elliptic, densely pubescent, corolla hypocrateriform, 5 lobed, lobes oblanceolate, apiculate, pubescent, corolla tube narrow, cylindric, pubescent, about 1.5 cm long, stamens 4, didynamous, exserted, filaments slender, filiform, dark pink, about 3 cm long, anthers purple, ovary bicarpellary, superior, oblong, style slender, glabrous, longer then the stamens, stigma bilobed, subulate. Fruit drupe subglobose, about 1.5 cm in diameter, purplish black when mature, leathery fruiting calyx.
Seeds dispersed by barochory i.e., gravitational dispersal, anemochory i.e., wind dispersal, zoochory i.e., dispersal by birds and animals.
Clerodendrum species flowers are complete, bisexual, i.e., with functional male (androecium) and female (gynoecium), including stamens, carpels and ovary. Pollination is entomophilous i.e., by insects. Flowering/Fruiting: June-December.
Forests thickets, roadsides and scrub jungles at an altitude below 3500 ft.
Local Distribution: Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal. Global Distribution: Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand; Oceanic Islands; Australasia.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India. Kailash, B. R., UAS & ATREE, Bangalore, India. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India.                


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Clerodendrum seeds seen near the Jim Corbett Waterfalls.
Clerodendrum species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net) 
To me it seems to be Clerodendrum infortunatum ( Syn . Clerodendrum viscosum )
Apparently looks like Clerodendron infortunatum Gaertn. of FL. Br. Ind. Please upload leaf photographs if possible. How about looking back to history Aarti Ji ? -
Thank you
Thanks for the id.
..., I will check if I have pictures of the leaves.




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