Cleianthus coccineus Lour. ex B.A.Gomes
Clerodendrum diversifolium Vahl
Clerodendrum pyramidale Andrews
Volkameria angulata Lour.
Volkameria diversifolia Vahl
Common Name: Pagoda Flower
Clerodendrum paniculatum is an erect, evergreen perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and persist; it can grow around 100 - 150cm tall[
]. The plant spreads by means of suckers and can form colonies.
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine. It is widely grown as an ornamental in tropical gardens, valued for its large leaves (up to 30cm wide) and large, showy clusters of flowers[
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
E. Asia - India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southeast China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Found in a range of habitats from waste ground to rainforests, often close to fresh water.
Prefers a sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil[
The plant is widely grown as an ornamental and has often escaped from cultivation and become established in the wild. It is considered to be invasive in many areas, including various Pacific Islands[
The plant can flower nearly all year round.
An infusion of the leaves is drunk as a purgative[
The leaves are used as a poultice for treating burns, wounds and ulcers[
]. A poultice of the pounded leaves, combined with the leaves of Merremia vitifolia, is applied as a poultice on a distended stomach[
The roots enter in prescriptions for afflictions as diverse as pulmonary problems, oedema, haematuria and rheumatism[
In Thailand, various parts are used for their anti-inflammatory properties[
The root is used as an antimalarial, carminative and against tuberculosis[
The leaves are used for chest pain in general[
Cuttings of half-ripe wood
Division of suckers
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