Family • Verbenaceae / Lamiaceae -Clerodendrum cumingianum Schauer

Scientific names

Clerodendrum cumingianum Schauer

Common names

Salumget (Tag.)

SalumgetTaxon info
Clerodendrum is a genus of flowering plants in the Lamiaceae family. It is a member of the subfamily Ajugoideae, one of four subfamilies transferred from Verbenaceae to Lamiaceae based on morphological and molecular phylogenetics.

Clerodendrum L. is widely distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world, with more the 500 species identified, with ethnomedical use in many indigenous systems (Indian, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Chinese) for a variety of disease: syphilis, typhoid, cancer, jaundice and hypertension.

Salumget is an erect, densely hairy shrub 1 to 4 meters in height. Branchlets are four-angled. Leaves are thin, ovate to broadly ovate, 12 to 31 centimeters long, and 9 to 20 centimeters wide, with pointed tip and somewhat heart-shaped base, and entire or toothed margins; the upper surface is glandular, and the lower, covered with very dense, soft hairs. Inflorescences are paniculate, compact, terminal, 13 to 30 centimeters long, and composed of numerous white flowers. Calyx tube is oblong, with five toothed lobes. Corolla-tube is funnel-shaped, about 2 centimeters long, hairy, divided into oblong lobes, and twice the length of the calyx. Stamens are longer than the corolla.


– Found only in the Philippines, chiefly in secondary forests along streams at low altitudes, in Panay, Negros, Cebu, and Mindanao.

Parts used

Leaves used for stomachache.

Study Findings
• No studies found.