The pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum) belongs to Verbenaceae (the Verbena family). It is a small evergreen tree that is native to tropical and subtropical Asia, from Bangladesh to the Moluccas. It is widely cultivated in these regions. The stem is robust and almost square cross-sectional form. The leaves are large, glossy, and lobed. The numerous flowers bloom in the large pyramidal inflorescences. They are red-orange, slender tubular, 1.2-2 cm long with five small lobes. The butterflies are the main pollinators.