Stickbush, Hazari Mogra, Chinese Glory Bower, Honolulu rose, Glory tree • Manipuri: কুথপ অঙৌবা Kuthap angouba • Tamil: மத்ராஸ மல்லீ Madras Malli;

Garden plant for ID 260511MK02: First I thought of this plant to be a Tabermontana sp. but leaves looks
different. Please help to ID this shrub.
I am sorry that I have no details of this particular plant as this is taken by my friend at a private home garden in Chennai on 20 May 2011.

… most probably Clerodendrum chinense … normally a large cluster of flowers.

yes  Clerodendrum chinense 100%
हजारी मोगरा

This is Hazari Mogra in Marathi
was discussed prior

Clerodendrum chinense.  This is a very very common ornamental plant in Mysore city.   Local name here is   ‘Madras mallige’.

In Tamil it is called as “Mysore malligai”!

Common in gardens in Kerala too. This has a funny name in Malayalam. I have heard people referring to it as ‘Ottor Mohini’ as well as ‘Ottor Mulla’. I can’t decipher what the first part stands for and had always wondered what it could mean!  ‘Mulla‘ means jasmine in Malayalam. ‘Mohini‘ is the one who enchants.

Yes.  It is called ‘Mysore mallige’ in Tamil.

a small correction…it is “Mysore malligai” மைசூர் மல்லிகை (not mallige, which is a Kannada phonetics)

Lamiaceae & Verbenaceae Week: Clerodendrum chinenseChinese glory bower, Stickbush,
Clerodendrum chinense

At home, Krishnarajanagar, Mysore

Yes this is Hazari Mogra-(Marathi)

For ID 040911 NS 1:  I Photographed this flowering shrub in wild. It looks like
some ” Hydrangea” species to me.
Please identify it.

Habitat- Wild
Location- Mulshi, Dist- Pune.
Dated- 4th Sep 2011

Looks like Clerodendrum chinense, Honolulu Rose (Hajari Mogara in Marathi)

Again Hajari Mogra

Glory bowerconsidered invasive, we were advised to keep in pots with saucers underneath them… so the roots do not go into the soil…  its a verbaena,  binomial: Clerodenrum chinense….

Flowering Plant for ID – 110911 – RK2: Date/ Time – 02-09-11/ 3pm

Location – Siddhapura, Bangalore
Habitat – Garden/Wild too?
Habit – Tall shrub
Fragrance – I remember it – from years back – as having a very beautiful fragrance tho’ i did not check this particular one for the same.

Clerodendrum chinense

Family : Lamiaceae earlier Verbenaceae
Hazari Mogra in Marathi. Recent post from …

Hazari mogra. As many flowers come in inflerence the name.
Yes has a great fragrance. The white and purplish combo too look good


flower at railway ID from Hooghly 11-04-12 SK-2: 6 IMAGES.

Found this plant at a Railway Station in Hooghly, West Bengal.
Species : UNKNOWN
Habit & Habitat : white or purplish-white flowers are like roses, leaves bigger than bottle-gourd leaves, herb, garden variety, plant height about 5 ft
Date : 11-04-12, 5.45 p.m.

Place : Kamarmundu (Hooghly), WB

Clerodendrum chinense (= C. fragrans, C. philippinum)

One interesting aspect of this plant is that it has been placed under ‘Lamiaceae’ in wikimedia while Dave’s Garden places it under Verbenaceae !

Most members earlier placed under Verbenaceae have been shifted under Lamiaceae, that is why we had grouped the two families under single week in recent monthly weeks.


Please identify this plant…sized up photo: some one sent me the photo from Noorpur Himachal pradesh.

This is Clerodendrum chinense of Lamiaceae (according to “the plant list”) family

Ornamental shrub for ID 270212MK03 : Attachments (7). 6 posts by 5 authors.
Please help me to identify this shrub plant as ornamental in a village in Sathyamangalam taluk, TN.
Local name: Madras Malli
Date: 26 Dec 2011
Location Erode Dist., TN

Leaf: c. 20 x 15 cm
Inflorescence: 12 cm across
Flower: 2-3 cm across; white; fragrant

I have not observed the fruits.

Clerodendrum fragrans

Clerodendrum fragrans. A common ornamental plant in Mysore. Common name in kannada: Madras mallige.

Clerodendrum chinense seems to be the current name.

Synonyms: Clerodendrum fragrans, Clerodendrum philippinum

This is called as ‘Hazari Mogra’ in Marathi as the plant has many flowers in an inflorescence thought to be …..thousand. Our member … has posted a very good photograph on India Nature watch here.

Thank you for the identification. … picture is very nice.
more details at: http://tropicos.org/Name/33702482


Id of flower ID 24062013SH2 :  Attachments (1).  5 posts by 3 authors.

Posting a photo for Id of  Flower
Date – 13.8.2007
Location – Near Satara (Maharashtra)

Habitat – Wild

Extremely sorry. Please ignore the first photo. Second photo “Copy of DSC01463” for id please. 

Clerodendrum philippinum Schauer


Clerodendrum philippinum SN Aug 25 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Clerodendrum philippinum Schauer, cultivated ornamental shrub from Coorg Karnataka

Clerodendrum chinense (Hazari mogra) captured at a cultivated garden in Thane near Mumbai in March 2015.


Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.  … also placed in Verbenaceae
at Girivan (a resort in Maval) on June 27, 2010  
along MSH98 near some road-side hotel on April 12, 2009

This shrub was recorded from Gori Valley area, please validate or correct the id..

Clerodendrum chinense..


horticulture garden had displayed it once a few years ago

then … showed it in a station

after that i kept finding it everywhere

tropical climate is good for it

malis say it sends out shoots to reproduce

BUT i have never seen it set fruits/seeds

if anyone finds them please show us here and save the seeds

Clerodendrum chinense, Syn C. fragrans from Nasik.

In Marathi this is known as Hajari Mogra.

commonly found in the wet humid parts of tropics

Clerodendrum chinense from Nairobi, Kenya.


This was my first sighting of the species, around periphery of Renuka Ji lake..

Clerodendrum chinense..

nice but i have a question

upper two pictures show almost single layer of petals and lower two double/multple layers

q: are they from same tree/bush or from different ones

There was a long row of bushes …, all along a path..may be they are from different bushes..


Unknown Plant with Flower ID : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Will you help me in identifying this plant and the flower, I have a feeling that its from jasmine family, few said its ‘Mysuru Mallige’, Requesting the professionals to identify…
Place: Sirsi-Uttarakannada-Karnataka

Date: 29-11-2015

Clerodendrum chinense, Syn Clerodendrum fragrans.

Attached images are Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.
Date :19.12.2015 & 21.12.15
Location: Assam
Family : Lamiaceae (earlier in Verbenaceae)
Genus& species : Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.
Habitat: Found in road side in wild state
Habit : Shrub

Plant for Id in Sundernagar, Himachal near habitation : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

This plant was photographed on 22 August, 2015 in Sundernagar, Himachal near habitation. A white- pinkish bloomed flower, hairy, coarse leaf , woody stem..

Pls help me to identify it.

Clerodendrum chinense.

Clerodendrum philippinum family Verbenaceae


MS May,2016/26 Clerodendrum sp. for ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Location : Sialsuk, Mizoram
Date : 14/05/2016
Habit : Shrub or small tree
Habitat : Wild

Please check for clerodendrum viscosum

It does not match with images at Clerodendrum infortunatum (Syn: Clerodendrum viscosum Vent.)

Clerodendrum species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

To me it seems to be Clerodendrum fragrans.

Ref. Some Beautiful Indian Climbers and Shrubs, by N L Bor and M B Raizada.

Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.

Please check Clerodendrum cordatum

Thanks, … Identified as Clerodendrum chinense

Then Clerodendrum chinense var. simplex

Clerodendrum philippinum
ID courtesy …
Beautiful invasive shrub with several common names Cashemere bouquet, Chinese Glory Bower, Glory tree, locally Gobhi-Motia with Mogra like fragrance and cauliflower like inflorescence.
Photographed along Yamunagar Road towards Peonta Sahib in May 2015

Now correctly known as C. chinense.


Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane

Date: May 1, 2018 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Clerodendrum chinense  (Osbeck) Mabb.

Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8) – around 600 kb each.
Location : Golphutar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 4400 ft.
Date : 2 June 2018
Habit : Cultivated / Wild
Syn: Clerodendrum philippinum Schauer.
Nepali Names : राजबेली Raajabelee / बनबेली Banabelee / राजकली Raajakalee

yes. beautiful images of clerodendron and some fuschias are peaking thru
now if you could get in the habit of including one scale in any one of your pictures. when do-able of course.
you do tend to climb high and take pics, but many seem to be at shows etc. there it can be doable

Re: Shrub ,Clerodendrum ? : 13 posts by 6 authors. 4 images.
Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura

Kindly identify

Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb. !

Yes, it is Correct …

Hazari mogra. yes

In future, pl. attach images to the mail as other members are doing, as these are not seen in the group.
These are also not forwarded properly for id and are cumbersome.

In case, you require any assistance, pl. let me know.

seems to be Clerodendrum chinense

can some one else validate or negate my idea, please.

Yes, ma’am, you’re right, I too agreed with you,

Definitely Clerodendrum chinense. हजार मोगरा



Submitting for validation : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb.
Request for validation of a plant photographed in Coimbatore in September, 2019. Is it Clerodendrum chinense?

Forgot to mention, it is cultivated.


Yes it is


Chlorodendrum Chinese : 5 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.

I have been searching for the name of this flower and finally found proof in your site.
Please be so kind to let me know the Telugu name. Some pictures below for your reference

Here are the names: దిల్బహార్ dilbahar, మద్రాస్మల్లి madras malli.
Reference: Flora Andhrika blog created and maintained by Lalithamba Avadhanam ji
Also please note, that the name Chlorodendrum Chinese seems to be in error. The scientific name is Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.

it is known as dilbahar, దిల్బహార్  madras malli మద్రాస్మల్లి, 

A common ornamental plant here. It is called MADRAS MALLIGE in Kannada


ID – 004: 1 image.

Struggling for ID’s, so please help !!
Location : Mumbai, Maharashtra
Date Taken : February / March 2021

Clerodendrum chinense.

Such cropped photographs are difficult to ID correctl  and often lead to mistakes. Please post the habit picture and foliage.

Might be … is correct,


I’d requested for this plant from Rajouri jandk: 3 images.
Location: Rajouri j and k


Please check for Clerodendrum chinense. 

Yes, it’s …



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