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Fruit. Copyright B. Gray
Flowers. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves, flowers and fruit. Copyright B. Gray
Cotyledon stage, hypogeal germination. Copyright CSIRO
Scale bar 10mm. Copyright CSIRO
10th leaf stage. Copyright CSIRO
Clerodendrum longiflorum var. glabrum
Clerodendrum longiflorum var. glabrum Munir
Munir, A.A. (1989) Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 11: 120. Type: I.R.H. Telford 1997, Paluma Range Road, S of Ingham, Queensland, 24.v.1970 (CBG, holotype; BRI, isotype)..
Flowers of Magic; Witches Tongues
Leaf blades about 8-20 x 5-10 cm. Lateral veins curved throughout their length but not forming loops. Petiole often purplish.
First pair of leaves have entire margins or with 1-3 teeth on each side. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade ovate, apex acuminate, base obtuse; upper surface with a few scattered hairs along the midrib. Taproot swollen, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Stem hairs just visible with a lens.
Distribution and Ecology
Fruit eaten by many species of birds. Cooper & Cooper (1994).
This shrub or small tree has potential in horticulture, though seldom used, it is easily cultivated. Large terminal clusters of white, tubular, perfumed flowers are followed by dark green to black fruits embedded in the fleshy red calyx.
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)