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Clerodendrum aculeatum (Linn.) Griseb., Fl. Brit. W. Ind. 500. 1864. Parker, l.c. 398; Hutch. & Dalz., Fl. W. Trop. Afr. ed. 2.2: 442. 1963.

  • Volkameria aculeata Linn.

    Erect spiny shrub, 1-2 m tall; spines formed from remnants of petiole on older branches, opposite and very small. Leaves ovate, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 2-5 cm long, 1-2 cm broad, acute, glabrous; petiole 5-10 mm long. Cymes lax, becoming spinescent, axillary in the upper leaves axils. Flowers white, c. 1.5 cm across. Calyx tubular, pubescent, 5-lobed; lobes ovate, acute. Corolla-tube c. 1.5 cm long, 5-lobed with lobes acute and shorter than the tube. Drupe breaking into 2 pyrenes on maturity.

    Type: Habitat in Jamaica, Barbados.

    Distribution: A native of the W. Indies, introduced in some parts of Africa and Asia.

    Sometimes used as a hedge plant in gardens (Parker, l.c.).


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