Clerodendrum tomentosum

Family Verbenaceae

Shrub or tree to 5 m. Leaves ovate to 14 cm long and velvety. Resprouts from rootsuckers forming localised patches.

Flowers: White in terminal corymbs, spring - summer.

Fruit: Black drupe sitting on red fleshy calyx.


Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat.
  • Uncommon in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Resprouts from base and rootsuckers after fire.


Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Clerodendrum tomentosum plant

Clerodendrum tomentosum flower

Clerodendrum tomentosum fruit