Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 1 (1788)

Latin for 'unarmed'.

Catesbaea javanica Osbeck
Clerodendrum buxifolium (Willd.) Spreng.
Clerodendrum capsulare Blanco
Clerodendrum commersonii (Poir.) Spreng.
Clerodendrum coriaceum Poir. [Illegitimate]
Clerodendrum coromandelianum Spreng.
Clerodendrum emarginatum Briq.
Clerodendrum inerme var. macrocarpum (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) Moldenke
Clerodendrum inerme var. neriifolium Kurz
Clerodendrum inerme var. oceanicum A.Gray
Clerodendrum inerme forma parvifolium Moldenke
Clerodendrum javanicum Spreng.
Clerodendrum neriifolium (Roxb.) Wall. ex Steud.
Clerodendrum neriifolium (Roxb.) King & Gamble ex Schau
Clerodendrum neriifolium var. macrocarpum Wall. ex C.B.Clarke
Clerodendrum ovatum Poir. [Illegitimate]
Ovieda inermis (L.) Burm.f.
Volkameria buxifolia Willd.
Volkameria commersonii Poir.
Volkameria inermis L.
Volkameria neriifolia Roxb.

Shrub (strangling) up to 6 m tall and 6 cm dbh. Stipules absent. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 14 mm diameter, white-yellow, with corolla tube, placed in panicles. Fruits ca. 11 mm diameter, blue-purple, drupes.

Mainly in open coastal areas, i.e. along the beach, in mangroves, along tidal rivers, but also along rivers and in swamps more inland up to 100 m altitude. Usually on sandy soils, but also on clay.

India, Southern China and Southern Japan, to New Guinea and Australia. In Borneo found throughout the island.

Local names
Borneo: Akar kerujo, Temporapang.