Duranta erecta

Duranta erecta

Duranta erecta

(Golden Duranta, Pigeonberry)

FAMILY

Verbenaceae

Species

Duranta erecta

Common name(s)

Pigeonberry, Golden Duranta, Skyberry, Golden Dewdrop

Flower colour; life form

Flowers mauve to white. Shrub, erect, branches drooping to about 6 m tall.

Distinguishing features

Numerous cultivars, leaves opposite or whorled, sometimes variegated. Axillary spines often present. Flowers in racemes to 15 cm long, pale purplish to white. Fruit yellow, toxins present, bird dispersed.

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Duranta erecta