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  Clerodendrum inerme
  Citation:  Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. 1: 271, t. 75. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 589. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1099(769). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 233. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 312. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 293. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 315. 1989; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 353. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 611. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 364. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 357. 1994; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 112. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 569. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 637. 2009. Volkameria inermis L., Sp. Pl. 889. 1753. Clerodendrum neriifolium Wall. ex Schauer in DC., Prodr. 11: 660. 1847; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 589. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1100(770). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 312. 1984.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cheruchinna, Chinnayila, Mullachinna, Nironchi, Puzhamulla, Sankukuppi, Vishamadari
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Embrert, Garden quinine, Sorcerers Bush, Wild Jasmine
  Description: An erect to scandent or trailing, evergreen shrub, up to 3 m tall, commonly used for hedges round the gardens etc. Leaves elliptic-ovate to obovate, opposite, entire, petiolate and subcoriaceous. Flowers white, in axillary, trichotomous cymes, terminating the branches, c. 2 cm across; pedicels 1.5-4 cm long; bracts minute, linear. Calyx 5-6 mm long, cupular, minutely 5-toothed, persistent and slightly broader than the base of corolla-tube. Corolla-tube 2.5-3.5 cm long, glabrous; lobes ovate, c. 8 mm long, obscurely crenulate, obtuse. Stamen filaments pubescent, dark violet or purple, much exserted, curved above. Drupe pear-shaped, c. 10 mm long, 4-lobed, glabrous, enclosed by the persistent calyx, green.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Kollam, Palakkad, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad, Thrissur, Ernakulam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles and mangroves
  Distribution: Coastal India, Sri Lanka; now naturalised on the shores of Myanmar, Australia, China
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Tellicherry, Bekal, Kumbla, Thenkara, Kovalam, Kasaragod, Pallithode
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