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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 637. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: almost throughout the year.
Type: Type: Habitat in America.
Distribution: Distribution: A native of S. America and W. Indies, naturalized in many parts of tropical Africa, Asia and Australia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is commonly cultivated as an hedge plant almost throughout Pakistan.
Photo: Duranta repens L. (Photo)
Map Location: B-3 Hazara Dist.: Haripur, cultivated, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 1992 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi, Siddiqui 906 (RAW); G-4 Karachi, University campus, cult. shrub, used as hedge, 12.11.65, Saida s.n. (KUH); G-5 Hyderabad, Ranibag, 29.10.57, Hussain s.n. (KUH); Tandojam, Bot.Garden, A. Jalis s.n. (RAW).


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Erect to subscandent, usually armed shrub. Leaves 1.5-5 cm long, 1-2 cm broad, obovate-elliptic, rarely oblong-lanceolate, serrate to entire, cuneate, very shortly petioled. Racemes laxly many flowered. Flowers 8-9 mm across, blue or violet, scented; bracts minute; pedicels 2-4 mm long. Calyx-tube c. 4 mm long, angular, teeth subulate, appressedly pubescent. Corolla-tube c. 8 mm long, limb subequally 5-lobed with lobes 3.5-4.5 mm long, pubescent on both sides. Drupe 6-8 mm in diameter, orange or orange-yellow, enclosed by the accrescent, beaked, persistent calyx.
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