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Shrub, upto 2 m high with quadrangular branches and papery bark. Leaves long-petiolate, opposite, lanceolate, 7-9 x 2-3 cm, crenate-serrate, pubescent, apex acute, base cuneate.Flowers in thyrses, bluish-purple, sweet-scented. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes lanceolate, erect. Capsule globose, 0.5 cm long, densely pubescent, dark blue when ripe.
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Al032312 – Kalatope (Dam side) ID:  Another beautiful flower from the Chamera Dam side
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 1200 mts
Habit Shrub
Habitat wild
Season March
Height 10 feet (approx)


Looks close to Clerodendrum serratum seen in Maharashtra esp. western ghats.
Verbenaceae


I too think the same at first look. But, somehow feel that it might be a different one.  let me analyse it.


Thank you for giving hint of the family…
Could this be Caryopteris odorata..??

I think you got it correct!
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200019308

and here is the key (Flora of Pakisthan) to differentiate this genus from Clerodendron
Inflorescence usually umbellate cymes. Fruiting calyx conspicuously accrescent……..Clerodendrum
Inflorescence elongate, racemiform. Fruiting calyx not accrescent……….Caryopteris


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Caryopteris wallichiana from Nahan-2011: This one is Caryopteris wallichiana Schauer in DC., Prodr. 11: 625, 1847
Shrub, upto 2 m high with quadrangular branches and papery bark. Leaves long-petiolate, opposite, lanceolate, 7-9 x 2-3 cm, crenate-serrate, pubescent, apex acute, base cuneate.Flowers in thyrses, bluish-purple, sweet-scented. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lobes lanceolate, erect. Capsule globose, 0.5 cm long, densely pubescent, dark blue when ripe.
This one was photographed from Nahan in April 2011. I am sorry for not having fruit pics as well as habit pictures.


perhaps you meant Caryopteris wallichiana (family: Lamiaceae).
The flower loosely resembles Clerodendron serratum (syn. of Rotheca serrata) of the same family, Lamiaceae … however upside-down !
Many thanks … for showing this new plant


Oh Yes! …, thanks for pointing out, I meant Caryopteria wallichiana only, this one is very common in Haryana Siwaliks, I have never seen Clerodendron serratum..


Now correctly known as Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P. D. Cantino according to both GRIN and The Plant List

The two look pretty close, as my plant from Delhi took a long time to get confirmed. I had to make a few visits to the area to confirm capsule fruit (drupe in Clerodendron serratum).


In Clerodendron serratum Inflo. is terminal. Flowers are not in bunch. Flower size is also smaller one (2 cm.)

 


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Sharing the pics of this shrub from Renuka Ji lake in Himachal Pradesh..

Pseudocaryopteris bicolor …


Some leaves please? Flowers often confuse with Clerodendrum serratum


No other pics with me, I am hopeful to find this during our upcoming visit..


Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P.D.Cantino (= Caryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) Mabb), Fam: Verbinaceae/Lamiaceae

shrub wild, way to Musuri, Dehradun, Uthrakand


Yes … Very good photographs.



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Blue Beard? ABAPR01/20 :  5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
This was growing on a slope at lower altitudes. Could this be Pseudocaryopteris bicolor? Please advise.
Ranital, Kangra, HP
800m approx.

14 April 2015


I hope you are right in identification …, this is a frequent shrub of lower altitudes..


I think yes.



 

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Caryopteris odorata from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi
The shrub looks much similar to Clerodendrom serratum, and may be confused with that but is easily differentiated when in fruit in producing dry capsules and not fleshy fruit as in Clerodendrum. In fact when I had uploaded this for ID, it was initially identified as Clerodendrum serratum.

Thanks .. for uploading this. It does look similar to Clerodendrum serratum except for the flower colour


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Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P. D. Cantino, Syst. Bot. 23:381. 1999
Syn: Caryopteris wallichiana Schauer; Caryopteris odorata (Ham. ex Roxb.) Robinson; Clerodendrum odoratum (Ham. ex Roxb.) D. Don.;  Volkameria bicolor Roxb. ex Hardw
Erect shrub with ashy-pubescent young branches; leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, crenate serrate; flowers purple to bluish, 11-14 mm across in terminal thyrses; bracts linear; calyx up to 6 mm in fruit, persistent; corolla tube up to 12 mm long, upper 4 lobes slightly shorter and narrower than lower lobe; stamens conspicuously exserted; capsule globose, 4-6 mm long
Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi

The shrub looks much similar to Clerodendrom serratum, and may be confused with that but is easily differentiated when in fruit in producing dry capsules and not fleshy fruit as in Clerodendrum. In fact when I had uploaded this for ID, it was initially identified as Clerodendrum serratum.



This is a fairly common shrub of Morni area as well as other low altitude hills..

Pseudocaryopteris bicolor..

Please correct me, if required

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I am trying to identify this flowering shrub seen approaching Pewa in Budhi Gandaki valley at about 1800m (5905ft), Nepal on 21st March 2017.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.


Could it be Rotheca serrata ?


Thanks, …  You may be right. 


Pseudocaropteris bicolor (=Caryopteris odorata) of Lamiaceae. In flowering in mid hills of the Himalaya nowadays.
Please see page in eFI.


Indeed this is Pseudocaropteris bicolor a very common shrub, in flowering these days..!!


I’m no expert but the leaves look more like Caryopteris bicolor leaves in the examples that I have seen on Google


You are certainly right, …



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SK792 12 OCT-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location: Beni, Nepal
Date: 12 April  2017
Altitude: 3000 ft.
Clerodendrum ..?? Caryopteris …??

Pl. check with images at


Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P.D.Cantino  ??Syn: Caryopteris odorata (D.Don) B.L.Rob. ??


Validation ??


Yes. Pl. see Pseudocaryopteris bicolor



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SK1681 30 Dec 2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 750 kb each.
Location: Namobuddha, Kabhrepalanchowk, Nepal 
Date: 1 March 2013
Altitude: 1750 m.
Habit : Wild
Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P.D.Cantino ??
Syn : Caryopteris odorata (D.Don) B.L.Rob.

To me also appears close to images at efi site

Please see your own case SK792 12 OCT-2017:ID at efi thread


I guessed accordingly



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Pseudocaryopteris bicolor (Roxb. ex Hardw.) P.D.Cantino : 7 posts by 1 author. 7 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Lankuri Bhanjyang 
Date: 8 January 2020
Elevation: 1740m.
Habitat: Wild
Nepali Names : Nilo Ghusure निलो घुसुरे / ध्यापिनु Dhyaapinu /  म्ह्युनी Mhyunee / मुङ्गे पाती Mungge Paatee / ठ्याउले Thyaaule

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Pseudocaryopteries bicolor: 1 image.
Habit: shrub

Location: Rajouri
State: j and k


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