Clerodendrum trichotomum Thunb.

Deciduous tree or shrub to 5 m or more tall with downy shoots. Leaves to 20 cm long, 10 cm wide, entire or with a few teeth, hairy, unpleasant-smelling. Flower clusters axillary, broad and flat-topped, on long stalks. Flowers white, to 3 cm wide, with a red fleshy calyx. Fruit about 5-8 mm long, blue.


var. fargesii (Dode) Rehder.Young leaves reddish. Berries pale blue, the calyces green but becoming bright red with age. [C. fargesii Dode]

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Verbenaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Clerodendrum L.