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Published In: Linnaea 7: 109. 1832. (Linnaea) 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.: April-November.
Type: Type: Described from Philippines.
Distribution: Distribution: A native of Philippine islands, introduced and naturalized in India and S.E. Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Sometimes cultivated in our gardens, as an ornamental for its beautiful, paniculate cymes.
Map Location: G-4 Karachi Dist.: Karachi, Police Headquarters, McLeod Rd., cult. in the garden, shrub, fls. yellow, upper lip of corolla like duck head, Saida Qureshi s.n. 8.11.1961 (KUH), G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tandojam, Agr. college campus, cultivated, A. Jalis s.n. 29.10.59 (RAW).


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A moderate to large sized, scandent, spinose shrub with lenticellate sterns. Leaves rhomboid-elliptic, 5-7.5 cm long, 3-4 cm broad, entire or slightly lobed, glabrous, glaucous, glandular beneath; petiole 2-2.5 cm long. Cymes terminal, paniculately arranged in the axils of foliaceous, petaloid bracts; bracts broadly ovate, 2-2.5 cm long, nearly as broad, mucronate, membranous. Flowers yellow. Corolla-tube curiously inflated upwards, glabrous outside. Drupe obovoid, c. 1.2 cm long.
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