Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Duranta erecta L.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Duranta Species: Duranta erecta L.( दुरांता )






Synonym Duranta dentata Pers., Duranta angustifolia Salisb., Duranta repens L. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Golden Dewdrop, Pigeonberry Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Sky Flower Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Duranta Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up To1000-1500 M Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The Fruit Is A Small Globose Yellow Or Orange Berry Up To 11 Mm Diameter And Containing Several Seeds
Habitat Widely Cultivated As An Ornamental Plant Bark Type Rugged
Distribution Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe Bark Details Bark dark brown, Becoming Rough
Distribution in Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Yamuna Nagar Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Shrub erect or scandent 5-15 ft. Bark dark brown. Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic, obovate-oblong, lanceolate or ovate, 2-6 x 1.5-3 cm across, base cuneate to acute, margin entire to dentate-serrate. Petiole 0.5-1 cm long. Inflorescence racemose panicles, axillary,terminal and on branchlets 5-25cm long.Flowers zygomorphic slender,pedicellate about1-4mmlong, Calyxtubular or sub hypcrateriform 5 toothed with acute teeth, sparsely pubescent and light green colored. Corolla hypocrateriform, unequal 5 lobed, blue, purple and yellowish purple, apex truncate.Stamens4, didynamous.Ovary globose about 1 mm long. Style slender about half the length of the corolla tube, glabrous.Stigma capitates, shortly 4 lobed. Fruit drupe globose about 0.75-1 cm in diameter, shining yellow Leaf Details Leaves Opposite, Ovate-elliptic, Obovate-oblong, Lanceolate Or Ovate, 2-6 X 1.5-3 Cm Across, Base Cuneate To Acute, Margin Entire To Dentate-serrate. Petiole 0.5-1 Cm Long

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