11 Aug 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Bleeding Heart Vine

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicots
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae (The Vervain family)
Botanical name: Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Common Name: Bleeding Heart Vine or Bleeding Glory Bower
Habit: Perennial Climber

This plant is a climber. When the flowers begin to bloom, we can only see the cream heart-shaped parts at first glance. After few days, scarlet colored balls will appear at the tip of every "heart", those are the true flower-buds. Now you will see beautiful eye-catching scarlet blooms emerging from the creamy hearts (calyx). This plant is sometimes included under the family Lamiaceae.

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The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view.
Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

Further Reading:

Flowers of India

5 comments:

  1. Aww!! They are so awesome :)

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  2. I like the colors. Lovely shots.

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  3. The contrasting red and white portions of the flower are so lovely to look at.

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