Premna mollissima Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 286 1821. (Syn: Gumira mollissima (Roth) Kuntze; Premna latifolia Roxb.; Premna latifolia var. gamblei Haines; Premna latifolia var. henryi D.Naras. ex A.Rajendran & P.Daniel; Premna latifolia var. mollissima (Roth) C.B.Clarke in J.D.Hooker, Premna latifolia var. mucronata (Roxb.) C.B.Clarke; Premna latifolia var. viburnoides C.B.Clarke; Premna mucronata Roxb.; Premna viburnoides Wall. ex Schauer; Premna viburnoides Wall.);
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.
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.
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,