Clerodendrum speciosissimum

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Clerodendrum speciosissimum
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Clerodendrum speciosissimum at Botanicka Zahrada Praha
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Clerodendrum
Species: C. speciosissimum
Binomial name
Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Clerodendrum speciosissimum is a tropical shrub of the family Lamiaceae, native to Indonesia and Papuasia, but now naturalized in parts of Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, Seychelles, and Florida.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


The shrub can reach up to 4 m. The leaves are square-shaped, and the large heart-shaped flowers can reach up to 30 cm. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant, in particular for its bright red flowers.



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  10. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution map

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