Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Duranta erecta L.

Family: Verbenaceae Genus: Duranta Species: Duranta erecta L.






Synonym Duranta repens L.,  Duranta angustifolia Salisb. Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Golden Dewdrop, Sky-Flower, Pigeonberry Flower Type Raceme
English / Trade Name Sky Flower Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Samba Hei Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 1000-1500 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruit is a Small globose yellow or orange up to 11 mm diameter and containing several seeds
Habitat Occurs widely in boundaries and also cultivated as an ornamental plant Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe Bark Details The bark is light gray becoming rough
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Elliptic
Description of Species Shrub erect or scandent 5-15 ft. Bark dark brown. Branchlets obtusely 4 angular, lenticellate, usually armed with spines. Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic, obovate-oblong, lanceolate or ovate, 2-6 x 1.5-3 cm across, base cuneate to acute, margin entire to dentate-serrate, apex acute to acuminate, chartaeous, green colored and sometimes with yellow and white patches near the margins, lateral veins 4-6 on either side of the midvein, veinlets reticulate, Petiole 0.5-1 cm long. Inflorescence racemose panicles, axillary, terminal and on branchlets 5-25 cm long, Bracts linear or subulate, 1-2 mm long, pubescent. Flowers zygomorphic, slender, pedicellate about 1-4 mm long, Calyx tubular or subhypocrateriform 5 toothed with acute teeth, sparsely pubescent and light green colored. Corolla hypocrateriform, unequal 5 lobed, blue, purple and yellowish purple, apex truncate, Corolla tube sparsely hairy on the throat, lateral lobes straight or curved, Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in the corolla tube, filaments filiform, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy, green colored, anthers creamish, oblong, Ovary globose about 1 mm long, style slender about half the length of the corolla tube, glabrous, Stigma capitates, shortly 4 lobed. Fruit drupe globose about 0.75-1 cm in diameter, shining yellow Leaf Details The leaves up to 7.5 cm long and 3.5 cm broad with c 1.5 cm petiole

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