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  

Thickets in valleys, along streams and in grassy openings at elevations of 100-1200 metres[266]. Moist gullies and shady places to elevations of 1600 metres in Nepal[272]. 

E. Asia – China, Japan, India. 
Clerodendrum japonicum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft 2in).
It is hardy to zone 10. It is in flower from Jul to October, and the seeds ripen from Aug to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects
Flowers[177]. They are evil-smelling[177]. The leaves are also probably used[177]. Young leaves and shoots – cooked as a vegetable or pickled[272]. 
The leaves are applied to boils[218]. A decoction of the inflorescence is used in the treatment of gonorrhoea, haematochezia and nosebleed[218].
(From PFAF  ) 



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.


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