Clerodendron viscosum from CKBS . Kolkata

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Shantanu Bhattacharya

Mar 20, 2011, 4:43:52 AM3/20/11
to efloraofindia, debarshi2484, PARIKSHIT GHOSH
got this flowering wild shrub Clerodendron viscosum today while
birding in Chintamani Kar Bird sanctuary (CKBS) near Kolkata.
they were in full bloom...

Habit : Large shrubs or small trees ca. 4 m tall.
Branchlets : Branchlets quadrangular, fulvous tomentose.
Leaves : Leaves simple, opposite, decussate; petiole 2.5-8 cm long ,
terete, fulvous tomentose; lamina 7-17 (-23) x 7.5- 15 cm, broad
elliptic-ovate or suborbicular, apex acuminate, base cordate, margin
entire or dentate, subcoriaceous, fulvous tomentose; midrib raised
with tomentose above; 5-7-nerved at base; secondary_nerves ca. 2-3
pairs; tertiary_nerves distantly and horizontally percurrent.
Flowers : Inflorescence terminal panicle, up to 18 cm long, fulvous
pubescent; flowers zygomorphic, white.
Fruit& seed : Drupe, black, nearly globose seated on enlarged pinkish
accrescent calyx.

Shantanu : )

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