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Clerodendrum quadriloculare


Clerodendrum quadriloculare

Family Name: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Common Name: Quezonia, Starburst, Shooting Star, 烟火树


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Classifications and Characteristics

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


Native Distribution New Guinea, the Philippines
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical
Local Conservation Status Non-native

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small to medium-sized shrub, able to grow up to 2 - 5 m tall.
Foliage Simple leaves, ovate to oblong in shape, green on the top and purple underneath, measuring about 5 - 10 cm long.
Flowers Tubular flowers borne on terminal inflorescence, each flower has 5 white petals with a pink tube.
Fruit Fruit is a drupe.
Etymology Genus epithet Clerodendrum is from the Greek word "kleros" which means chance and "dendron" meaning a tree. Species epithet quadriloculare means having a four-chambered ovary.

Landscaping Features

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

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly-Attracting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Margin Entire - Wavy / Undulate
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, White
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal

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Master ID 532
Species ID 1828
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Species record last updated on: 23 May 2024.