Latin for 'with unequal leaves'.
Clerodendrum eriosiphon Schauer
Clerodendrum obtusidens Miq.
Shrub up to 6 m tall and 5 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple,
penni- to tripli-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 9 mm diameter, white-yellowish,
with long corolla tube, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 7 mm diameter,
blue-purple, drupes with contrasting bright red persistent calyx.
In undisturbed to slightly disturbed (open sites) mixed dipterocarp, keranga
and peat-swamp forests up to 700 m altitude. Mostly along rivers and streams and
on hillsides with sandy to clay soils, but also on limestone. In secondary
forests usually present as a pre-disturbance remnant.
Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo (throughout the
Borneo: Patah ayam, Petah ringan, Sipang.