Queensland Native Seeds

Clerodendrum floribundum

Scientific NameClerodendrum floribundum
CategoriesShrubTree
Common Name(s)Lolly Bush, Smooth Clerodendrum
FamilyLamiaceae

Description

"Shrub or tree, 2–10 m high, usually glabrous or young branches sometimes hairy." (PlantNET)

Notes

Clerodendrum floribundum has consistently been utilised in small amounts for mine rehabilitation. The taxon has been recorded to 30m in height at the Booyong Flora Reserve in NSW however it should more generally be considered a shrub or small tree. Flowering and fruit setting is usually reliable and has even succeeded in drought years. This plant makes a very useful garden specimen also and can be relied upon for its flowers and strikingly coloured fruit.

In the South Burnett region we tend to encounter Clerodenrum floribundum on laterites.

Historical Notes

Distribution

Occurs coastally in NSW and SE Qld. From north of the Sunshine Coast in Qld the plant is widespread in the remainder of the state including coastal and far inland areas. Widespread in the NT along coast and throughout inland. Widespread also in the northern half of WA however largely absent from the Great Sandy and Little Sandy deserts.

Distribution Map | Clerodendrum floribundum | Queensland Native Seeds

Clerodendrum floribundum | inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Clerodendrum floribundum | habit | Queensland Native Seeds
Clerodendrum floribundum | crown, inflorescence | Queensland Native Seeds
Clerodendrum floribundum | leaves, apical buds | Queensland Native Seeds
Clerodendrum floribundum | bark | Queensland Native Seeds
Clerodendrum floribundum | Edaphic site examples (Laterite soils, Main Range Volcanics) | Queensland Native Seeds

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