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  Clerodendrum wallichii
  Citation:  Clerodendrum wallichii Merr., J. Arnold Arbor. 33: 220. 1952; Pradeep et al., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 88: 467. 1991; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 143. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 646. 2009. Clerodendrum nutans Wall. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 103. 1825, non Jack 1820; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 591. 1885.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bridal veil, Nodding Clerodendron
  Description: Shrub, 1-3 m high; branches and branchlets acutely 4-angular, medullose, glabrous; bark reddish brown; nodes annulate, swollen; internodes 2-5 cm long. Leaves decussate-opposite, sometimes ternate, oblanceolate, elliptic-lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acute to cuneate at base, entire or slightly repand along margins, acuminate at apex, 5-25 x 1.5-10 cm, chartaceous, dark green glabrous above, paler glaucescent glabrous beneath; lateral nerves 5-8 pairs, arcuate at margin, prominent beneath; petioles canaliculate, 0.5-1.5 cm long, rather indistinguishable from decurrent lamina. Racemes cymose, terminal, elongate, 15-30 cm long, minutely pubescent; individual cymes 6-9; peduncles terete, slender, 1.5-10 cm long, glabrous; bracts subulate or linear-lanceolate, acuminate at apex, ca 1.5 x 0.2 cm, glabrous, purplish green; pedicels slender, 1-2 cm long, minutely pubescent. Calyx ovoid, inflated, ca 9 x 7 mm, divided nearly to base; lobes ovate-lanceolate, acute, ca 1 x 0.6 cm, pubescent, purplish green. Corolla hypocrateriform, 5-lobed, white; lobes subequal, obovate or oblanceolate, entire or crenate, obtuse, 1.5-2 x 0.5-1 cm, shiny, glabrous; tube narrow, ca 1.5-0.2 cm, sparsely pubescent outside. Stamens 4, didynamous; filaments slender, 2.5-3.5 cm long, glabrous, white; anthers oblong, ca 2 x 1 mm, cream-coloured, black when mature. Ovary subglobose, ca 1.5 x 1 mm, glabrous; style slender, 3.5-4 cm long, whitish pink; stigma 2-lobed, pinkish. Drupes globose, ca 1 cm, succulent, purple, dark when mature, dividing into 1-4 pyrenes.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Grown in gardens
  Distribution: India to Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Vaytri
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