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Clerodendrum mandarinorum Diels


Description from Flora of China

Clerodendrum bodinieri H. Léveillé; C. cavaleriei H. Léveillé; C. kwangtungense Handel-Mazzetti var. puberulum H. L. Li; C. tsaii H. L. Li.

Shrubs or trees 2-20 m tall. Branchlets nearly 4-angled, densely yellow-brown tomentose. Leaf blade ovate-elliptic, broadly ovate, or cordate, 10-27 6-20 cm, subleathery, abaxially densely gray tomentose, adaxially green, base truncate to subcordate and suboblique, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, lax, corymbose, many branched, densely yellow-brown tomentose; bracts 4-5 mm, deciduous; bractlets linear, ca. 3 mm. Flowers fragrant. Calyx campanulate, 3-4 mm, densely pubescent, with several peltate glands; teeth awl-shaped, 1.5-2.5 mm. Corolla white or pinkish, 7-10 mm, tube slender; lobes oblong, ca. 3.5 mm. Stamens and style exserted. Fruiting calyx red to pink, inflated, thickened, enclosing 2/3 of drupe. Drupes blue-black, subglobose, reflexed. Fl. and fr. Jul-Dec.


Allied to Clerodendrum kaichianum but differs in having much branched inflorescences and calyx teeth narrowly triangular and longer than tube.

Thickets along streams and roadsides; 300-2200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan [Vietnam]


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