Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Clerodendrum floribundum var. angustifolium Moldenke

Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)
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Flowers. © R.L. Barrett
Inflorescence. © R.L. Barrett
Leaves and inflorescence. © R.L. Barrett

Moldenke, H.N. (1977) Phytologia 37(1): 22. Type: "The type of this variety was collected by Cyril Tenison White (no. 8675) at Tarrens Creek, North Queensland, Australia, on March 19, 1933, and is deposited in the B.A. Krukoff Herbarium at the New York Botanical Garden."


A shrub or small tree to 7 m high. Stems with rough to flaky bark often slightly fissured.


Leaves glabrous; leaf-blades narrow-lanceolate or very narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, acute, long cuneate towards base, punctate on lower surface, (30-)50-100(-150) mm long x (10-) 15-30(-45) mm wide; petioles (10-)15-30(-40) mm long, glabrous.


Inflorescence more or less lax, glabrous; flowers white, lax; pedicels glabrous, 2-6(-10) mm long. Calyx deeply lobed, glabrous all over, glandular on inner surface, 5-6.5 mm long; lobes 3-4 mm long. Corolla creamy-white, glabrous, 25-45 mm long; tube 20-35 mm long, 1-2 mm diameter. Stamens white, much exserted, glabrous. Ovary glarous; style exserted, white, 35-65 mm long.


Fruit obovoid to globose, glabrous, glossy purple-black or blue black, 7-10 x 5-8 mm; fruiting calyx red to purplish-red, 10-18 mm diamter.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA, NT, NEQ and CEQ. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 600 m. Usually grows in more inland areas in open forest but also found in riparian forest and vine thickets.

Natural History & Notes

Queensland Herbarium does not recognise the varieties and treats them all at species level.

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