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Clerodendron thomsonae

Clerodendron thomsonae
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Copyright: Carmem Busko (carmem_busko) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 32 N: 91] (431)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-19
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon 40D
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-13 19:57
Viewed: 6249
Points: 2
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Clerodendron is the largest group of plant about 500 species and varieties within the Verbenaceae family.

Kleros in greek menaing :"chance" or "destiny" while dendron -trees. This plant is actually a scrub but behave like a creeper. That is because its woody stem is not firm enough to support its flowering crown. Used to be widespread in household perimeter fencings. Now it very seldom seen.

The leaves of the plant can used for treatment of diabetic illness. Now I also read that that Plant is poisonous if ingested. That contradict the earlier line, but I suppose both statements made following different preparation or precaution.

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Lindo tiro, Carmem. Uma bela e agradável composição. Parabéns, amiga.


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