Premna coriacea var. villosa (C.B.Clarke) A.Rajendran & P.Daniel, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 38: 43 1996 publ. 2001. (Syn: Gumira villosa (C.B.Clarke) Kuntze; Premna coriacea (C.B. Clarke) A. Rajendran & P. Daniel; Premna villosa C.B.Clarke);
Large climbers; bark pale brown, smooth. Leaves opposite, up to 17 x 12 cm, ovate, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, truncate or cordate at base, entire, membranous, hairy, villous beneath, puberulous above; petioles to 5 cm long; lateral nerves 6-8, the slightly raised beneath. Corymbs large, compound, closely pubescent, up to 10 cm in diameter. Flowers white; bracts small, narrow, bracteoles 0. Calyx small, campanulate, truncate or very slightly waved. Corolla small; tube short, often villous within. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted below the throat of the corolla-tube, rarely exserted; anthers ovate or rounded, the cells parallel or divergent. Ovary 2 or 4-celled, 4-ovuled; style linear; stigma shortly bifid. Fruit a small drupe.
Flowering and fruiting: March-October
Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Recollection of Premna coriacea var. villosa from its type locality : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- Premna villosa.pdf
Pls find the article published in the current issue of JETB regarding the Recollection of Premna coriacea var. villosa from its type locality after 1869.
(CRITICAL NOTES ON THE OCCURRENCE OF PREMNA CORIACEA VAR. VILLOSA (LAMIACEAE) IN WESTERN GHATS OF INDIA by T. SUNILKUMAR, K.M. PRABHU KUMAR, V. SREERAJ, V.T ANTONY & A. RAJENDRAN- J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. Vol. 38 No.1 (2014)-
ABSTRACT Premna coriacea var. villosa (C.B Clarke) A. Rajendran & P. Darnel is a less known Premna
species distributed in India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Vietnam. This taxon has not been collected from its type locality, Wayanadu India after R. H. Beddome’s collection in 1869. The recent exploration trips by the authors rediscovered this taxon from its type locality after a lapse of 145 years from India. A brief description with colour photographs is provided along with its distribution map)
Thanks, …, for so many publications.