Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Plant and Flower Photos: Clerodendrum
These images were created in August 2015 and, just got positive ID's.
Today, my favorite botanist, in all Japan, gave me the clues I needed to finish the research.
His name will remain a secret so, everyone else, doesn't start bugging him. Hah!
Luckily, I had saved some images, that didn't have stems and leaves cropped out of the scenes.
Latin names received were Clerodendrum inerme and Clerodendrm trichotomum.
With a few hundred types of this plant, I had it narrowed to one type or, the other.
The shapes and patterns of the leaves, can help in deciding what plant, we're looking at.
The first place: Top Tropicals, had me thinking Clerodendrum inerme was the wrong name.
With some close-ups of the leaves and buds, I visited a few more sites.
Clerodendrum trichotomum at Fine Gardening, doesn't look anything like this plant.
So, I figured it would be wise, to go visit one of those government websites and get the truth.
The folks at Singapore Government convinced me with their photo.
This is a Wild Jasmine, Seaside Clerodendrum or, Clerodendrum inerme, for sure.
It also has a synonym, Clerodendrum inermis L, just to keep folks guessing !