Clerodendrum serratum var. dentatum H. J. Lam

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Bharangi (Sanskrit); Bharangi (Hindi); Gantubharangi (Kannada)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Highly medicinal
  • Key identification features : A large less branched shrub with simple opposite broad leaves. Flowers numerous, showy, in terminal panicle; pedicels often twisted. Flowers 2 cm. across with exserted stamens and style. Corolla pale blue, the larger lower lobe is dark bluish-purple. Fruit is a drupe, somewhat succulent, broadly obovoid and 4 lobed. A plant of moist wooded terrain.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Collection Nos : CJS 14382, CJS 17960
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dharwad district, Belagavi district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
  • 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 serratum var. dentatum. Downloaded on 19 November 2019.

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