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.



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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:, accessed 2024/05/29.