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.