7191.000 Clerodendrum L.

CLERODENDRON L.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, subshrubs or lianes, usually strongly foetid when crushed. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3-4, simple. Flowers in lax cymes, panicles, corymbs or heads, rarely solitary. Calyx campanulate to tubular, truncate to 5-toothed. often accrescent in fruit, sometimes coloured and showy. Flower bud symmetrical, or if asymmetrical usually expanding on the upper side due to resupination; anterior corolla lobe only slightly (if at all) larger than the other 4. Corolla white, blue, violet or red; tube sometimes very long or only as long as the calyx. Stamens 4-5, didynamous, usually long-exserted; anthers dorsifixed. Ovary imperfectly 4-locular. Stigma 2-fid, exserted, the lobes equal. Fruit a drupe, often 4-grooved and ± (2-)4-lobed.

Worldwide: c. 400 species in tropical and warm countries

Botswana: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Acherontia atropos (Death's head hawk)
Rhodogastria amasis (Tri-coloured tiger)
Clerodendrum ternatum

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchneri GürkeNDescription, Image
glabrum E. Mey.Image
ternatum SchinzN,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Clerodendrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Clerodendrum
Flora of Malawi: Clerodendrum
Flora of Mozambique: Clerodendrum
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Clerodendrum
Flora of Zambia: Clerodendrum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Clerodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clerodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Clerodendrum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Clerodendrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Clerodendrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Clerodendrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clerodendrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clerodendrum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Clerodendrum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1212, retrieved 25 August 2019

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