Volkameria glabra (E. Mey.) Mabb. & Y. W. Yuan, Taxon 59:132. 2010 (syn: (≡) Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey. (basionym); (=) Clerodendrum glabrum var. vagum (Hiern) Moldenke; (=) Siphonanthus glaber var. vagus Hiern);
Tinderwood; Natal Glorybower;



Clerodendrum for identification: Another straggling shrub of the family Verbenaceae in Riyadh gardens, appears to be a species of Clerodendrum. Any help for its identity?

Please check with Clerodendrum glabrum E.Mey.

Yes it is confirmed as Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey and the thread is closed here.



ARJUL02 Tree for ID : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (3).

Very fragrant flowers
One photo taken in Lalbagh where the tree is barely 10 feet high and the other two are taken elsewhere in Bangalore where the tree is much larger.
6th July

The tree has been identified as Volkameria glabra (E.Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan by N. Arun Kumar.

A bush with a bunch of small white flowers at the Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta National Park on 17/3/13.

All the plants there are specially cultivated for butterflies.

Id please.

Looks like Clerodendrum species. Could be one of the varieties of C. glabrum.


Seen inside the Butterfly Park in Bannerghatta National Park.

Syn Volkameria glabra.


Request Tree ID 0011:

Lalbagh, Bangalore

Any Clerodendrum species. Not sure.

When I search in google, for Clerodendrum species
I don’t see anything matching this.
Also, this is a small tree compared to the shrubs in the above mentioned species

Some features appear to be of Genus Cordia ….But can’t think any further.

Adding few more pictures

Fagraea fragrans

Thanks to the above site, I got two of my long standing requests.

For me the identification is doubtful. The photographs do not match well with the photographs of F.fragrans in the web. Comments from experts needed. Perhaps I may be wrong.

I think it is ixora pavetta

I do not think that this is a species of Ixora.

Yes I agree with …, calyx lobes are clearly below the ovary/young fruit. Not a member of Rubiaceae.

At least this is not the Fagraea fragrans.

Lamiaceae member

Volkameria glabra (E.Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan

My presumption is correct. Earlier I suggested Clerodendrum species.  Now it is Volkameria the new name.






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