Clerodendrum paniculatum L.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Clerodendrum paniculatum L.
  • Common name : Clerodendron, Orange Tower Flower, Pagoda Flower
  • Vernacular name : Ratha pushpa, Ratha hoovu (Kannada); Arumasapoovu, Arumasachedi, Krishnakireedam, Hanumankireedam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Often cultivated in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Naturalized
  • Key identification features : A glabrescent undershrub, nodes hairy ; Leaves shallowly lobed, ovate with cordate base, membranous, glandular beneath,venation subpalmate,5- ribbed, Inflorescence a lax panicle, bracts conspicuous; corolla scarlet, lobes 5-6,spreading, fruit a 4 lobed drupe with one seeded pyrenes.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collection Nos : CJS 10962, CJS 13681
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Clerodendrum paniculatum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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