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Duranta repens Linn., Sp. Pl. 637. 1753. Jafri, Fl. Kar. 339.1966; Moldenke in Ann. Miss. Bot. Gard. 60:90.1973.

Duranta repens

Credit: Shaukat

  • Duranta erecta Linn.
  • Duranta plumieri Jacq.

    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.

    Fl. Per.: almost throughout the year.

    Type: Habitat in America.

    Distribution: A native of S. America and W. Indies, naturalized in many parts of tropical Africa, Asia and Australia.

    It is commonly cultivated as an hedge plant almost throughout Pakistan.


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