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Published In: De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum. . . . 1: 271, pl. 75. 1788. (Fruct. Sem. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Almost throughout the year.
Type: Type: Habitat in India. Herb. Linn. 809/3 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: A native of the sea coasts of India and Sri Lanka, introduced and naturalized along sea shores of Burma, Australia and China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A very common hedge plant of the plains of Sind and Punjab. In Karachi it thrives well. Its cuttings are used for producing new plants.
Photo: Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn. (Photo)
Map Location: D-8 Lahore Dist.: Waltan near Lahore, hedge plant, R.R. Stewart s.n. Nov. 1934 (RAW); G-4 Karachi, D.J. College garden, cult. for hedge, fis. white, Oct. 1955, S.M.H. Jafri s.n. (HJ); G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tandojam, cult. as hedge, 7.10.59, S. Ali s.n. (RAW).


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An erect to scandent or trailing, evergreen shrub, up to 3 m tall, commonly used for hedges round the gardens etc. Leaves elliptic-ovate to obovate, opposite, entire, petiolate, subcoriaceous. Flowers white, in axillary, trichotomous cymes, terminating the branches, c. 2 cm across; pedicels 1.5-4 cm long; bracts minute, linear. Calyx 5-6 mm long, cupular, minutely 5-toothed, persistent, slightly broader than the base of corolla-tube. Corolla-tube 2.5-3.5 cm long, glabrous; lobes ovate, c. 8 mm long, obscurely crenulate, obtuse. Stamen filaments pubescent, dark violet or purple, much exserted, curved above. Drupe pear-shaped, c. 10 mm long, 4-lobed, glabrous, enclosed by the persistent calyx, green.
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