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Musical Note Bush

Clerodendrum syphonanthus


Clerodendrum syphonanthus R. Br. (family Lamiaceae), the Musical Note plant, is a small bushy shrub native to the Philippines and New Guinea. Its white flowers appear in large masses. The flowers are white, showy with long red stamens protruding out. Its long tubular buds look like pure white musical notes standing at attention in dense clusters atop the stems, hence the common name.


Makiling Botanic Gardens, a 300-hectare protected forest park, situated at the lower elevations of the Mount Makiling Forest Reserve's Molawin-Dampalit watershed in Los Baños, Laguna.


Photos included here are from Oct 20, 2013 and Nov 15, 2015 visits to Makiling, to show both the buds and flowers of the same plant. Similar species:

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Thank you Leanne :)

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Great series Agnes! Congratulations on your SOTD.

Many thanks for the faves! Thank you for your wonderful comments, António, AshleyT, Polilla, Sukanya, Leuba, and Viv! :)

Beautifull series Agnes,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

AshleyT 8 years ago

Congrats Agnes, very cool plant!

SukanyaDatta 8 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting Agnes - Congratulations !

VivBraznell 8 years ago

Wow! Congrats on the SOTD Agnes .. :)

Thank you venusflytrap :)

Thank you Lisa! Wow! This is great :) Thanks PN!

CalebSteindel 8 years ago

Congratulations! Well-deserved SOTD!

LisaPowers 8 years ago

Congratulations AgnesAdiqueTalavera! We loved this spotting so much, we made it our PN Spot of the Day! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you Viv! Most parts of the plant were under the shade. I took advantage in getting the photos of those flowers reached by the sunlight. :)

VivBraznell 8 years ago

What a fab plant. I love the light coming through in the images .. so pretty & unusual

Thanks Polilla! :)

Thank you Mark. :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Beautiful spotting Agnes.

Spotted on Nov 15, 2015
Submitted on Dec 9, 2015

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