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Chains of Glory Plant

Clerodendrum schmidtii


Clerodendrum schmidtii, called the Chains of Glory Plant, of family Verbenaceae. It is an elegant plant with cascading white fragrant flowers held in loose pendulous panicles, similar to Bridal Veil (Clerodendrum wallichii). The white flowers on long dark red flower stalks are very showy against dark green foliage.


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Comparison with Clerodendrum wallichii (Bridal veil, Nodding Clerodendron) - The differences between the two species are very distinctive. C. schmidtii has dark red flower stalks and they are much longer, while C. wallichii stems are shorter and all green. The overall look of C. schmidtii is more fragile and lace-like. Leaves of C. wallichii are more narrow than C. schmidtii. As far as flower shape, they look a lot alike, however C. schmidtii has fewer stamens. C. wallichii looks greener and healthier in filtered light, and C. schmidtii looks best in full sun conditions.

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nexttogone 9 years ago

Very pretty series and an interesting plant.

ceherzog 9 years ago

Great! Glad you found it!

Thank you Chief! :)

@ceherzog - I found it! Clerodendrum schmidtii, Chains of Glory :)

I'm now checking if this is Clerodendrum molle var. glabrescens. :)

Thanks Gerardo, Ali, and Nuwan!

@ceherzog, it is a climber, much like Clerodendrum thomsoniae, the Bleeding Heart Vine.

ceherzog 9 years ago

is this a tree, shrub, herbaceous plant?

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Great spot !

Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Mar 2, 2013
Submitted on Mar 6, 2013

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