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Pakistan | Family List | Verbenaceae | Duranta

Duranta stenostachya Tod., Sp. 26. 1858. Bailey, l.c. 1081.

Erect, unarmed shrub, up to 5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves oblong-lanceolate, 9-14 cm long, 2.5-3.5 cm broad, entire to obscurely serrulate, acuminate; petiole 1.5-2 cm long. Racemes terminal, up to 20 cm long. Flowers 6-7 mm across, lilac; pedicels 2-3 mm long. Calyx-tube c. 4 mm long, minutely pubescent, obscurely 5-toothed. Corolla-tube slightly exceeding the calyx, densely hairy in throat, limb unequally 5-lobed, pubescent on both sides. Drupe c. 8 mm in diameter, yellow, enclosed within the persistent calyx.

Type: Not precisely designated.

Distribution: A native of West Indies, sometimes cultivated in our area.


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