Duranta erecta L.
Synonym                    : Duranta plumieri Jacq.
Family                        : Verbenaceae
Local Names              : Golden dew drop, Pigeon Berry, Duranta
Flowering and fruiting period: July – March 

Distribution: Originally from America; now widespread throughout the world
Habitat: Grown as hedge plant, also getting naturalised
IUCN status: Data Deficient
Endemic: No
Uses: Ornamental, hedge plant, the plant is used in the treatment of fevers, skin itches, and insect repellent
Key Characters: Shrubs; branches often spiny, terete.  Leaves, elliptic-ovate or obovate, margins entire.  Flowers in simple or panicled racemes, terminal and axillary.  Calyx tubular, fleshy, angled, persistent.  Corolla blue or violet, with or without two purplish stripes on the tube.  Stamens 4, didynamous.  Ovary globular, 8-locular, 8-ovuled.  Drupes yellow or orangeish - yellow, globose, completely enclosed by the fruiting-calyx.