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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pagoda Flower - Clerodendrum paniculatum

Scientific name: Clerodendrum paniculatum

Common name: Pagoda Flower

Chinese name: 赪桐 , 宝塔龙船花 (Bao da lung chuan hua or pagoda dragon boat flower ?),
龙船花 lung chuan hua (dragon boat flower)
Malay name: Panggil-panggil,* Pepanggil 

Family: Verbenaceae (Teak family, previously Lamiaceae)
Origin: Myanmar to South China and Southeast Asia.

Photographs taken by at: The Lake Gardens of Kuala Lumpur

* Source: A Field Guid to Tropical Plants of Asia by David H. Engel and Suchart Phummai, a Marshall Cavendish 2007 Edition

This is my entry for Ruby Tuesday, thanks to Work of the Poet, the link is here.


  1. I didn't know it's Malay name, always learn something new here.

  2. lovely flowers...visiting from Ruby Tuesday...Im your newest follower, hope you'll follow me back

    mine's here

  3. oh, gorgeous! i think i have seen this flower around here but in white. this color is simply beautiful!

  4. I didn't know this is what they call Pagoda flower until today. They're lovely! Hope you can visit my daughter's entry and mine too! Thanks! Happy RT!


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