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Lolly Bush, Thurkoo

Clerodendrum floribundum

Description:

A small tree with noticable persistent red calyx with black seeds. A food plant for the larval stages of the Common Tit Butterfly. Also used medicinally by aboriginals as a tea, drunk for aches & pains.

Habitat:

Found across northern Australia in open forest & woodlands, occasionally in monsoon forests. This one was seen in a coastal open forest in poor rocky soil.

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5 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Thanks Mayra! I thought they were pretty special too :)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 8 years ago

Wow!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I see now NatrilList. Thank you & thank you Harsha, yes they stand out in the Aussie bush!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Awesome colors!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Do I have the ID incorrect do you think NatralList? I'm in Australia. I'm fairly sure it's correct.

LeanneGardner
Spotted by
LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Sep 4, 2012
Submitted on Sep 4, 2012

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