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Hosea lobbii (C.B. Clarke) Ridl.

Family Name: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Synonyms: Clerodendrum lobbii C.B.Clarke, Hoseanthus lobbii (C.B.Clarke) Merr., Clerodendrum discolor Becc.
Common Name: Tangga Bulan
Semi Shade Lots of Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Leaves Climber, Vine and Liana


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Climber, Vine & Liana
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Sarawak & Brunei
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form A monotypic woody climber, it has a twining habit. 
Foliage The simple leaves are ovate with a cuspdate leaf apex and are arranged in opposite pairs along the stem.  
Flowers The salmon-orange flowers which are borne on long axillary cymes are bilateral with very long stamens and a filiform style. The bracts are velvety to the touch and are a bright orange-red. 
Fruits The fruits are deep purple and are horn-shaped (fusiform).

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water
Plant Growth Rate Fast to Moderate


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Orange
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Venation Pinnate / Net
Foliar Margin Entire

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality 1 Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Orange
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Axillary
Flower Symmetry Bilateral
Inflorescence Type Cyme

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Master ID 114
Species ID 1410
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Species record last updated on: 08 December 2022.