This name is not universally accepted, with some authorities preferring to use the name Clerodendrum aculeatum (L.) Schltdl.[
Clerodendrum aculeatum (L.) Schltdl.
Clerodendrum angustifolium (Poir.) Spreng.
Clerodendrum duckei Moldenke
Clerodendrum linifolium (Ewart & B.Rees) de Kok
Clerodendrum ternifolium Kunth
Huxleya linifolia Ewart & B.Rees
Ovieda aculeata (L.) Baill.
Volkameria angustifolia Poir.
Volkameria linifolia (Ewart & B.Rees) Mabb. & Y.W.Yuan
Volkameria aculeata is an evergreen, sprawling shrub with small spines in the leaf axils. It can grow up to 3 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. An ornamental plant, it can be grown to make a good barrier hedge.
S. America - northern Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas; C. America - Honduras, southern Mexico; Caribbean - Trinidad to the Bahamas.
Limestone rocks, sand dunes and gravelly wastes, mostly near the sea but also ascending to 250 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
An easily grown plant, succeeding in full sun to moderate shade in most, moderately moist, well-drained soils[
An infusion of the leaves is said to be an effective febrifuge[
The plant has a spreading habit but can be pruned to shape and, with its small spines and dense growth, it makes a good barrier hedge[
]. A useful hedge plant in dryish places[
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