Clerodendrum robustum Klotzsch
var. robustum

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Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from rangercamp to old Urema crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from rangercamp to old Urema crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from rangercamp to old Urema crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Compound of Community Education Centre, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Clerodendrum fischeri Gürke
Clerodendrum robustum Klotzsch var. fischeri (Gürke) Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex with stems up to 1 m tall, rarely scandent up to 2-3 m, growing from a strong woody rootstock. Young part with shaggy yellowish-brown hairs. Leaves opposite, obovate, obovate-oblong or elliptic, 4.5-14.5 cm long, lower leaves much smaller and often almost round, sparsely rough-hairy above,more densely so on the veins beneath; margin entire, rarely undulate-crenate; petiole up to c. 2.5 cm long with hairs similar to the branches. Inflorescence terminal, subglobose, up to 4.5 cm in diameter (excluding the corollas); bracts ovate to lanceolate; calyx lobes all similar, elliptic to lanceolate, 16-21 mm long, pale green near the base becoming purplish towards the apex. Corolla mostly white, sometimes creamy-white, pinkish or greenish, scented; tube 8.5-14 cm long; lobes oblong up to 17 8 mm; style and stamens exserted for c. 3.5 cm. Fruit c. 10 mm long, shiny black.
Notes: Specimen in SRGH of var. fischeri for S as well as E but FZ only gives E
Derivation of specific name: robustum: robust
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and wooded grassland and along roadsides, usually in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 846. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (2005). Lamiaceae (subfamilies: Viticoideae and Ajugoideae) Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 99 - 100.


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Flora of Malawi: Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum
Flora of Mozambique: Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Clerodendrum robustum
African Plant Database: Clerodendrum robustum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Clerodendrum robustum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Clerodendrum robustum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Clerodendrum robustum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Clerodendrum robustum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Clerodendrum robustum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Clerodendrum robustum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Clerodendrum robustum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Clerodendrum robustum
Ispot Southern Africa: Clerodendrum robustum
JSTOR Plant Science: Clerodendrum robustum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Clerodendrum robustum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Clerodendrum robustum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Clerodendrum robustum
Tropicos: Clerodendrum robustum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Clerodendrum robustum var. robustum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149020, retrieved 18 July 2019

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