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Lolly Bush, Thurkoo

Clerodendrum floribundum


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.


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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LeanneGardner 8 years ago

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

MayraSpringmann 8 years ago


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 8 years ago

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

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia

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

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