Clerodendrum capitatum (Willd.) Schumach. & Thonn.

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Clerodendrum capitatum

The terminal inflorescences typically appear towards the middle of the rains lasting into the early dry season
Open woodland; Lilayi
Feb 2007
Photo: Nick Wightman

Clerodendrum capitatum

Individual flowers usually open successively with only a few open at any one time during flowering
Open woodland; Lilayi
Feb 2007
Photo: Nick Wightman

Clerodendrum capitatum

Individual flowers usually last about one day before they fade
Open woodland; Lilayi
Feb 2007
Photo: Nick Wightman

Clerodendrum capitatum

Unripe four lobed fruits;
Open woodland; Lilayi;
Jun 2014
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Shrub, spine-like modified petioles
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Notes: See Clerodendrum buchneri and Clerodendrum frutectorum for comparison.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,C
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Content last updated: Friday 1 April 2016

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 272.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Lamiaceae (subfamilies: Viticoideae and Ajugoideae) Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 103 - 104.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clerodendrum capitatum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clerodendrum capitatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clerodendrum capitatum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Clerodendrum capitatum., retrieved 13 May 2021

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