Clerodendrum villosum Blume, Bijdr. 811 1826. (syn: Clerodendrum confusum Hallier f.; Clerodendrum curranii Elmer; Clerodendrum ferrugineum Turcz.; Clerodendrum infortunatum Dennst.; Clerodendrum molle Jack; Clerodendrum velutinum B.Thomas; Clerodendrum velutinum Wall.; Clerodendrum villosum var. macrocalyx Moldenke);
Assam to China (Yunnan) and W. & Central Malesia: Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, China South-Central, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Solomon Is., Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;

Shrubs 2.5-4 m tall, sometimes climbing. Branchlets 4-angled, densely yellow-brown sericeous. Petiole terete, 3-14 cm, densely sericeous; leaf blade broadly ovate-cordate to cordate, 11-21 X 7-16 cm, villous especially on veins, base truncate to cordate, margin entire, apex acuminate, veins prominent on both surfaces. Inflorescences terminal cymose panicles, 15-25 X 14-20 cm, densely sericeous; bracts ovate, 4.5-6.5 cm, persistent; bractlets ovate, 6-10 mm, deciduous, with several peltate glands. Calyx campanulate, ca. 7 mm, outside densely sericeous and with peltate glands, inside pubescent; lobes subsecund, obovate-oblong, as long as tube. Corolla white or pinkish yellow, tube equal or slightly longer than calyx, limb subsecund, outside densely sericeous, inside glabrous; lobes obovate-oblong, ca. 7 mm. Stamens exserted, as long as style. Drupes green-black, globose, 8-10 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Mar-Apr.
Forests or thickets in valleys and along roadsides; 700-900 m.
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Kishor Deka for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project as per India Biodiversity Portal)

Clerodendrum species for identification…: 4 images.
This Clerodendrum species I have recently collected from Great Nicobar Island.
Habit: Shrub 3-4 m tall. Flowers small, flower tube inside the calyx lobe, lower side of petals villous, calyx light greenish colour at the time of fruiting also.
Need identification help. Attached photos for identification.

Clerodendrum infortunatum L. ??

Yes its …

I think it looks different from images at Clerodendrum infortunatum L.
I could not find a match with comparative images at Clerodendrum

What are the species reported from your area?

Please, check if it can be Clerodendrum villosum Blume- POWO
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So far 4 species of Clerodendrum reported from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
1. Clerodendrum calamitosum L.
2. Clerodendrum chinense (Osbeck) Mabb.
3. Clerodendrum infortunatum L.
4. Clerodendrum paniculatum L.

Please, add one more if I am to believe KEW for reference- POWO

and if the name “villosum” makes confusion, better have the protologue (attached here).

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Thanks a lot for Identification.




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