Turcz., Clerodendrum viscosum Vent.
||Bhant, Saraswaty's leaf, Sticky glorybower
|English / Trade Name
||Hill Glory Bower
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 1500 m.
||Fruits drupe, subglobose, black, seated on much enlarged copular, bright – red calyx.
||Degraded forest areas and also in the plains along river banks and near villages.
||Tropical regions of Asia including India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Andaman Islands, and Sri Lanka.
||Smooth and green in colour
|Distribution in Haryana
||Ambala, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, M. Garh, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar
||Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
|Description of Species
||Evergreen shrubs, up to to 2.5 m high. Leaves opposite, ovate, shortly acuminate, rounded or subcordate base, crenate – dentate, hairy. Flower terminal, subcorymbose, white with a red spot in centre, in large, lax, pubescent – panicles. Calyx deeply 5 – partite, pubescent, segments lanceolate, subacute. Corolla tube cylindrical, lobes elliptic, acute. Fruits drupe, subglobose, black, seated on much enlarged copular, bright – red calyx.
||Leaves opposite, ovate, shortly acuminate, rounded or subcordate base, crenate – dentate, hairy.