Trees, to 8 m high, bark greyish-white. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 20-35 mm, slender, pubescent; lamina 4-10 x 2-5 cm, ovate or elliptic ovate, base rounded, truncate or cordate, apex acuminate, margin entire or serrate, puberulent above and glabrous below, membranous; lateral nerves 4-6 pairs, slender, pinnate, prominent, raised beneath; intercostae scalariform, obscure. Flowers bisexual, greenish-white, in terminal corymbose cymes to 7 cm long; calyx 1.5 mm, obscurely 2 lipped, upper lip 2 and lower lip 3 lobed cupular; corolla 4 mm across, tube 2 mm, densely villous inside, lobes ovate, obtuse; stamens 4, inserted in the middle of the tube, exserted, didynamous; filaments 2 and 3 mm; anthers 0.5 mm; ovary 1 mm, superior, 4 ovuled; style 4.5 mm, linear; stigma shortly bifid. Fruit a drupe, 4 mm across, globose, black; seeds oblong.

Flowering and fruiting: November-February
Dry deciduous forests
India and Bangladesh


Shrub for id 151209MK3 :  Attachments (4). 8 posts by 4 authors.

Please validate this Verbenaceae member. Leaves have oil glands; locally abundant.
Locality: scrub forest near river-Moyar in Satyamangalam forest division

Date: 08 Dec 2009

Premna latifolia var….? (Verbenaceae).

Could this be Premna latifolia Rozb. var. latifolia ?

this plant is Premna latifolia Roxburgh. but the leaf base is cuneate hence Premna latifolia var. cuneata

1 Leaf blade base rounded to cordate 14a var latifolia
+ Leaf blade base cuneate                                                                 14b var cuneata


Plant for identification-4 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

It is found in a deciduous thorny shrub forest near nagarjuna sagar. Please identify

I think it is Premna sp.

Pl. check at

It is Premna latifolia


ID of this Premna sp. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 1 mb each.

Pl help me to id the attached Premna sp. It is a medium sized tree. Leaves are pubescent. Found in the Dry deciduous forest.

Pl. check

Pl. check with images at Premna odorata Blanco as per comparative images at Premna
To me appears close.

It is Premna latifolia; very common here.


Ex-situ Silviculture : Premna latifolia Roxb. : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Swamy/New series/ID/29 – ID of the plant Premna sps.: 6 images.
I am attaching herewith the plant photographed by one of my friends in Chennai. Premna sps.  P.mollisima. Please confirm the ID/ suggest a new ID.

Yes, it’s Premna mollissima sir,

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