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|found in road side,at the end of winter huge quantity of this flowers accompanied with a wild fragnance.. need to identify. plz help.|
thanks to samiran for providing info.
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Photograph is overexposed, as well as colour is also not accuret, any way, this flowering plant is Clerodendrum viscosum .
Botanical name: Clerodendrum viscosum Clerodendrum infortunatum, pagoda flower
Family: Verbenaceae (Verbena family)
Synonyms: Clerodendrum infortunatum, Volkameria infortunata
Common name: Hill Glory Bower • Hindi: Titabhamt, भांट Bhant • Manipuri: Kuthap manbi • Marathi: भंडीरा Bhandira • Tamil: Perukilai • Malayalam: Peruku • Telugu: Gurrapu katilyaku • Kannada: Ibbane, Basavana pada • Bengali: Bhant • Sanskrit: Bhandirah • Nepali: राजबेली Rajbeli
Hill glory bower is a gregarious shrub, 1-2 m high. The quadrangular branches are covered with sily yellwish hair. Oppositely arranged leaves are oval, 10-20 cm long, hairy. The base of the leaf is heart-shaped. White flowers, tinged with pink, occur in large panicles. The five white petals are tinged pink at the base. Four long stamens, 3 cm, protrude out of the flower. Flowering: March-April.
Medicinal uses: Extract of the leaves is given orally in fever and bowel troubles in the Kuki and Rongmei tribes in the North-East India. Fresh leaf-juice is introduced in the rectum for removal of ascarids. Leaves and flowers are used to cure scorpion sting.