Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 822 1826. (Syn. Clerodendrum coccineum D.Dietr.; Clerodendrum coccineum H.J.Lam; Clerodendrum darrisii H.Lév.; Clerodendrum dentatum (Roxb.) Steud.; Clerodendrum esquirolii H.Lév.; Clerodendrum illustre N.E.Br.; Clerodendrum imperialis Carrière; Clerodendrum japonicum (Jacq.) Gandhi [Illegitimate]; Clerodendrum japonicum var. album C.Pei; Clerodendrum japonicum f. album (C.Pei) Moldenke; Clerodendrum kaempferi (Jacq.) Siebold ex Hassk.; Clerodendrum kaempferi (Jacq.) Siebold; Clerodendrum kaempferi f. album (C.Pei) Moldenke; Clerodendrum kaempferi var. album (C.P’ei) Moldenke; Clerodendrum kaempferi f. salmoneum Moldenke; Clerodendrum leveillei Fedde ex H.Lév.; Clerodendrum speciosum Teijsm. & Binn. ex Wigman [Illegitimate]; Clerodendrum squamatum Vahl; Volkameria coccinea (D.Dietr.) Schauer; Volkameria dentata Roxb.; Volkameria japonica Thunb.; Volkameria kaempferi Jacq.);
Common name: Japanese Glorybower

Clerodendrum kaempferi (= C. japonicum) of Verbenaceae, another interesting plant of N.E.India.
Plant is small (ca 1.5 m) but the leaves and inflorescences are (improportionately) very large, but beautiful!

Every weekend you give us a nice treat of beautiful flowers from NE India. Thanks a lot.

This shrub with deep red flowers was recorded from Darjeeling-Jalpaigudi route..
Is this Clerodendrum japonicum or otherwise ?

Looks like Clerodendrum speciosissimum.

To me it is Clerodendrum japonicum.

Bengal Plants doesn’t feature this, FBI & FI feature; disrtrib. NE region, description appears to tally with the photographs, but without use of ruler can’t be ascertained.


Clerodendrum japonicum : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Sharing some pictures of C. japonicum shot on the way to Nagarkot, Nepal on 8 July 2016 at 6000 ft.
Attachments (2)

SK1254 03 JUL 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 800 kb each.
Location:  Sevok, WB, India
Date: 18 May 2018
Altitude: 700 ft.
Habit : Wild
Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet  ??

To me also appear close to images at Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet    

SK1449 17 Sep 2018 : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Location: Lantau, Hong Kong 
Date: 14 August 2018
Elevation: 3000 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet ??

To me also appear close to images of Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet as per comparative images at Clerodendrum

Yes looks like it!! Thanks for sharing.


Clerodendrum japonicum (Thunb.) Sweet: 4 images.

Location: Taplejung, East Nepal 
Date: August 2023
Elevation: 1195 m.
Habit : Wild
Images sent by a friend, Mr. Sajan Subedi!

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