Clerodendrum infortunatum – Bhant, Hill Glory Bower

Larval Host Plant

Rapala manea – Slate Flash

Other notes

Natural History: A perennial flowering shrub, endemic to tropical Asia, including Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Andaman Islands, and Sri Lanka. The flowering season is April to August.
It is a well-known natural health remedy in traditional practices and siddha medicine.

 

References:

Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 05 Feb 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000882815.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 05 Jan 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Hill%20Glory%20Bower.html.

Page citation

Churi, P., S. Sheily and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Clerodendrum infortunatum L. – Bhant, Hill Glory Bower. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/clerodendrum-infortunatum, accessed 2024/03/02.