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Clerodendrum bungei


Clerodendrum bungei

Family Name: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Common Name: Glory Flower, 臭牡丹


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution China, northern India, Vietnam
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Shrub that spreads by suckers, able to grow up to 1 m tall. 
Foliage Oval to ovate-shaped leaves, opposite arrangement, measuring about 20 - 30 cm long, margins are toothed, dark green on the top and light green underneath.
Flowers Pink fragrant flowers borne in an inflorescence, each flower measuring about 1 - 2 cm wide.
Etymology Genus epithet Clerodendrum is from the Greek word "kleros" which means chance and "dendron" meaning a tree. Species epithet bungei is named after A. von Bunge (1813 - 1866) who was a herbalist in Ukraine.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Opposite
Foliar Margin Serrate / Toothed
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower & Plant Sexuality Bisexual Flowers
Flower Colour(s) Pink
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 522
Species ID 1818
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Species record last updated on: 24 December 2021.