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32. Clerodendrum inerme (Linnaeus) Gaertner, Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1: 271. 1788.

苦郎树 ku lang shu

Volkameria inermis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 637. 1753; Clerodendrum neriifolium (Roxburgh) Schauer; V. neriifolia Roxburgh.

Shrubs. Branches and branchlets pubescent. Petiole ca. 1 cm to leaf subsessile; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate, or elliptic, thick papery, abaxially pubescent, adaxially subglabrous and glandular, base obtuse, margin entire, apex obtuse. Inflorescences usually 3-flowered, pubescent; peduncle 2-4 mm; bracts linear, ca. 2 cm. Calyx subtruncate, with minute rudimentary teeth, outside pubescent, inside glabrous, sparsely glandular. Corolla white; tube 2-3 cm, ca. 2 mm in diam. at throat; lobes elliptic, ca. 7 mm. Stamens exserted, pubescent at base of filaments. Style and ovary glabrous. Drupes gray-yellow, obovoid to subglobose, 6-11 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Mar-Dec.

Sea coast; 100-200 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan [S and SE Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands]



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