On 16/3/08 at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal. I hope Id is correct.
is a genus of about 400 species of flowering plants
in the family Verbenaceae
). The genus is native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the world, with most of the species occurring in tropical Africa
and southern Asia
, but with a few in the tropical Americas
and northern Australasia
, and a few extending north into the temperate zone in eastern Asia. Common names include glorybower
They are shrubs, lianas, and small trees, growing to 1-12 m tall, with opposite or whorled leaves.
Clerodendrum species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Endoclita malabaricus and Endoclita sericeus.
"We often ignore the beauty around us"
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