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Useful Tropical Plants

Clerodendrum paniculatum

L.

Lamiaceae

+ Synonyms

Cleianthus coccineus Lour. ex B.A.Gomes

Clerodendrum diversifolium Vahl

Clerodendrum pyramidale Andrews

Volkameria angulata Lour.

Volkameria diversifolia Vahl

Common Name: Pagoda Flower

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General Information

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[
266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
]. 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[
372
Title
Flowers of India
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.flowersofindia.net/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A wed site of native Indian plants, plus cultivated and naturalized species. It has good quality photos and terse details on more than 3,000 species and cultivars.
].
The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
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0
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Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southeast China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines

Habitat

Found in a range of habitats from waste ground to rainforests, often close to fresh water.

Properties

Weed PotentialYes
Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height1.00 m
PollinatorsButterflies
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a sunny position in a moist but well-drained soil[
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Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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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[
305
Title
Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.hear.org/pier/scientificnames/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A very good website detailing weed species that have been introduced into the Pacific Islands.
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The plant can flower nearly all year round.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

An infusion of the leaves is drunk as a purgative[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The leaves are used as a poultice for treating burns, wounds and ulcers[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. A poultice of the pounded leaves, combined with the leaves of Merremia vitifolia, is applied as a poultice on a distended stomach[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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999
Title
The Gardens' Bulletin Vol. 6
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
Singapore Botanic Gardens; Singapore
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A botanical journal - this edition contains a list of the medicinal uses of plants in the region.
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The roots enter in prescriptions for afflictions as diverse as pulmonary problems, oedema, haematuria and rheumatism[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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In Thailand, various parts are used for their anti-inflammatory properties[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
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Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The root is used as an antimalarial, carminative and against tuberculosis[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The leaves are used for chest pain in general[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Softwood cuttings
Cuttings of half-ripe wood
Root cuttings
Division of suckers
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