Odontonema tubaeforme – Firespike

Other notes

Synonym: Odontonema strictum Kuntze (WFO, 2022).


Natural History: An exotic shrub from central America. It is cultivated in gardens for its bright red flowered spikes (Flowers of India, 2022).



WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000390594.

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 20 Dec 2022. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Firespike.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Odontonema tubaeforme (Bertol.) Kuntze – Firespike. 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/odontonema-tubaeforme, accessed 2024/06/20.