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Rotheca serrata (= Clerodendrum s.)
Blue Fountain Bush
A shrub to 4 m tall, widely distributed from southern Africa to tropical Asia, with dense branchlets, yellow during the juvenile state and dark brown at maturity, simple, elliptical papery leaves and conical inflorescences with white and blue or purplish flowers, followed by small, black fruits. Aside from its ornamental value, Rotheca serrata has a variety of applications in traditional medicine. It is easy to grow in both tropical and warm-temperate climates.