Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze , Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 586 1891. (Syn: Clerodendron indicum (L.) Kuntze (Unresolved); Clerodendrum indicum f. semiserratum (Wall.) Moldenke; Clerodendrum longicolle G.Mey.; Clerodendrum mite (L.) Vatke; Clerodendrum semiserratum Wall. [Invalid]; Clerodendrum siphonanthus R.Br. [Illegitimate]; Clerodendrum verticillatum D.Don; Ovieda mitis L.; Ovieda verticillatum Roxb. ex D.Don [Invalid]; Siphonanthus angustifolius Willd.; Siphonanthus indicus L.);
Common name: Tubeflower, Turk’s-Turban, Sky Rocket, Bowing Lady • Hindi: भरंगी Bharangi • Manipuri: কুথপ Kuthap • Bengali: Bamunhati • Tamil: Kavalai • Telugu: ಭರಂಗೀ Bharangi, ಹುನ್ಜಿಕಾ Hunjika • Sanskrit: Bhargi ;


Clerodendron siphonanthus from Kerala:
Pictures of Clerondendron siphonanthus from the wild. Photographed on 15 Aug 2011, foothills of the Western Ghats, Palakkad district, Kerala.
Please confirm the id.
Could any one clarify the spelling of the species name. Is it siphonanthus or siphonanthis? According to it is siphonanthis.

The correct spelling is  Clerodendrum siphonanthus R. Br. and the new name for this plant is Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze of Lamiaceae family.

Flora of Panipat: Clerodendrum sp from Village Kabri on roadside area:
Clerodendrum sp from Village Kabri on roadside area
My guess is Clerodendrum indicum


Clerodendrum indicum:
Just wanted to shared not so good pictures of Clerodendrum indicum.

Also called as tube flower because of its long tubular corolla.
What fascinates me with the whole grouse of Celrodendrums is their pollination mechanism. It’s an well-known fact that almost all of the clerodendrums avoid self-pollination by employing dichogamy (male and female parts of plants mature at different stages) and herkogamy (male and female parts of plants at two different heights). It’s quite interesting to figure out that the tube is so deep that it would require a specialist to pollinate this flower. What if that specialist pollinator is not there?
This species of clerodendrum is not native to India. I am sure this plant must have already been shared on this forum. But I just wanted to put across this with curiosity amd amazement of pollination mechanism specific to Clerodedrum.

i guess plant is native to South-East Asia, and the name indicum stretches to India..
plant is evergreen shrub, with beautiful fragrant white flowers, style longer than stamen i guess..
plant can be used as a ornamental plant, roots are highly medicinal..

Oh such a long corolla tube. Which insect might be coming to get the nectar?…I wonder


Attaching an image of a Redbase Jezebel butterfly on the fower of Clerodendrum indicum (syn Clerodendrum siphonanthus).


Hooghly Today : Clerodendrum indicum (Linnaeus) Kuntze:

Clerodendrum indicum (Linnaeus) Kuntze, a wild herb or under-shrub that can also be found in front-yard as an ornamental. I have its full profile, recorded earlier and will upload later.
ID Help :


ID – Pls – found at Kalyani , North 24 PGS West Bengal on 091212:
ID – Pls – found at Kalyani , North 24 PGS West Bengal on 091212

Look like some Onagraceae……

To me it look like Clerodendrum indicum..

I also consider this to be Clerodendrum indicum


weed for Id 24072013 CS 3 : Attachments (2). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Location: Chinsurah, West Bengal
A weed growing near agricultural fields

Clerodendrum indicum.


Clerodendrum indicum from Mumbai : Attachments (6).  3 posts by 3 authors.

Clerodendrum indicum, an important medicinal plant, flowering in a private cottage garden in Malad, North Mumbai. This species of Clerodendrum is rare in Mumbai.
The photographed specimen is a tall shrub of about 13 feet.
The leaves are narrow, sessile, verticillate, 4-5 in each whorl. Leaf size: up to 35 cm long x 2.5 cm wide.

Nice set of photographs..


Hooghly sk-nov-04 – Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze : 12 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7)

very nice, … where exactly was it? is it cultivated or growing wild??? how tall?
its not like you not to give any prelim details 

Super shots …, It is a Indo-Malesian species, widely distributed and cultivated in the warmer parts of the world
Commonly known as “Bowing Lady, India Tubeflower, Sky Rocket, Tubbeflower, Turk’s Turbin

Thank you very much Sir. According to Voigt, Roxburgh and others it is বামনহাটি (BAMUN HATTI) or ব্রাহ্মন পাতা (BRAHMAN-PATTA) in Bengali, and Flora Indica informs, “Found wild from Orissa northward..”

I agree this is not like me who usually gives some info. Because i wished to receive feedback concerning leaves!

This is a woody herb that can take shrubby appearance if left undisturbed. This is wild as well as ornamental, I have seen it along railtracks, paddyfield, village thickets, and in home yard. Unlike the leaves in this set of pictures leaves are usually linear or narrowly lanceolate in wild smaller plant. Flowers are same in wild and cultivated form. You will see many growing near Baruipara Rail Stn (HWH-BDN chord), not necessarily confined only to that place. Haines gave more detail account of this species in his ‘Botany of Bihar & Orissa’.
Attached here a few more pictures, one taken today (4.11.14) and others in 2012.
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thanks for the details
leaves size i don’t worry about
i have shown 2 feet long kadam leaves here several years ago… … had made the diagnosis… and there was some discussion.
and right now i have a pepper Jaal lonka gaach, its thinking itself  a vine and has leaves double the size of regular lonka gaach that i had sown seeds at the same time and left the two containers on the same windowsill getting the same amount of light and water and kitchen fumes!!!
i just do not  know anymore about the size of leaves..
at bolpur in robi thakur’s home’s garden there are several examples of similar experiments the family did way back when and some stuff is still surviving and going strong..

Yes Didi, I have seen size variability in KADAM trees. My observation is leaves are twice to thrice times in young trees, in saplings bigger than that, as the trees grow old leaves become smaller.

Thank you, …, for sharing your observations. Eager to know the size of the leaves in your photographs.
Here is the link to my photos of this plant (bearing narrow leaves)

Thank you very much …, please spare me a day or two I will give you accurate data. Meanwhile, my guess, and I am not good at all, is around 8 inch in length. Attached here my set of narrow leaved ones, in wild, along rail-tracks. Attachments (4)

As i guessed the leaves are around 8 inches long. Attached here photographs of two leaves, one from basal region and the other from the upper part of the plant. The width shown in the pics are the widest part of the leaves. Attachments (5)

Thank you so much for your efforts. These leaves are up to 3 inches wide while the ones that I had seen here in Mumbai did not go beyond 1 inch in width.
I am seeing this plant in a new light through your photographs. 

Yes, …, no literature I have and no eflora inform that leaves can be so wide. Is this another species?

Attached images are Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze. 
Date :27.10.2014
Location: Experimental garden, Barapani, Meghalaya 

This is a high herb, not much common in our area, I have seen this at a few places only..
Clerodendrum indicum
Recorded from Morni Hills area..

Submitting one image from Panipat.. showing ripe fruits ! Attachments (1)


Fwd: identification of this plant : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

This should be Clerodendrum indicum in my opinion

Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_30092015 PK3 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Pl see attached two pics of Shrub for ID.
Date/Time-: 29/09/2015   –    15:30,
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Shrub

Clerodendrum indicum

Yes, I agree with … Clerodendrum indicum !

SYMBIOSIS : 860 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a male Common Palm Fly visiting flowers of Clerodendrum indicum.

SYMBIOSIS : 861 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image of a Red-base Jezebel visiting flowers of Clerodendrum indicum.

Shrub Id from PU, chandigarh : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Habit: Small shrub
Habitat: Garden
Locality: Panjab university, Chandigarh
Date :November 2016

Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze [Lamiaceae / ex-Verbenaceae].


Fwd: Clerodendrum serratum : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 6 MB.
Clerodendrum serratum

Attachments (1)- 4 MB.

Sir this is not Clerodendrum serratum

No its Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze

Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – 1 Mb each.
Location: Kharipoati, Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 03 August   2019
Elevation: 1371 m.
Habit : Wild
Nepali Names : अङियाह Angiyaah । भार्गी Bhaargee । चिन्डे Chinde । एक्लेबिर Eklebir

Attachments (4) – 1 Mb each.


ID No.07062011 RD02: 3 correct images.
I have seen this Clerodendrum sp amidst some weeds. Please help to identify this sp

Date/Time-04/05/2011- 09 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-Shrub
Inflorescence Type/ Size- 8-12cm
Flower: as seen in the photos

i think this is Clerodendrum trichotomum
Family: Verbenaceae
Harlequin Glory
not sure

May be Clerodendrum infortunatum.

I think Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze as per images and details herein.
Leaves appear to be of some other plant.


Need help with ID of red-flowered shrub: 4 images- 2 high res.

Black soil

Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze


Clerodendrum indicum (l.) kuntze: 1 high res. image.
When and where this plant was clicked?

From my garden. November-2021. RDA campus, Bogura. Bangladesh. Many thanks.

Yes, appears close to images at—l/l/lamiaceae/clerodendrum/clerodendrum-indicum


Plant for ID: Kerala: December 2022: 6 images.
Please help ID this plant photographed in Kerala.
About 1-1.5 meters tall with long tubular white flowers.

Clerodendrum indicum (L.) Kuntze

ID correct. Recently met with this physically to diagnosis.