S. China, C. & S. Japan to Taiwan (as per WCSP);

Requesting to please ID this small tree captured in Jijamata Udyan Flower Show, Mumbai in February 2014.
It is labelled ‘Narvel’ in Devnagari script.


Two names I found for Nervel from my mailbox:
1. Premna lignum-vitae (A.Cunn. ex Schauer) W.Piep. is a synonym of Vitex lignum-vitae A.Cunn. ex Schauer
2. Premna paniculata H.R.Fletcher


NARVEL in BIODIVERSITY INDIA = Premna serratifolia; also in a field guide; but KHARA-NARVEL in eFI.

NARVEL in a blog =  Premna mucronata = P. mollissima = P. latifolia
I do not know if Premna latifolia can have leaves with dentate margin, like the one in – http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/detailedresult.php?img=3530269_ASL-31-58-g002&req=4
According to Flora Indica Premna serratifolia bark is smooth and dark brown.


Thank you … for the detailed information…

I think it more resembles Premna serratifolia, but I am not sure.
Hopefully, we get some expert confirmation.


From another thread: This should be Premna microphylla, for second thread of Jijamata Udyaan plant is also same. In southeast Asia this is also used as Bonsai, and I’ m sure photo should be of one of bonsai exhibition in Mumbai.


Thank you … for the ID.
The pics were clicked at the annual Flower and Vegetable Show in Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai.


Please check: https://garden.org/plants/view/130547/Musk-Maple-Premna-microphylla/


Viburnum foetidum

Adoxaceae.


This is already identified as Premna microphylla


Thank you …; I got a little bit confused when being searched in google as Narvel plant.


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Ruta graveolens : Attachments (3). 6 posts by 6 authors.

Pl. confirm the ID
Ruta graveolens
Marathi name: Sataap
At Chaul,Alibag


Wrong identity.


I agree with …, this is not Ruta graveolens..


It seems to be Premna sp.


This is not Ruta. You can check the article on Ruta.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23929988


For the link below it could be Premna microphylla Turcz. (= Premna japonica Miq.) locally known as Narvel.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/indiantreepix/jEQov4Idi7c


Thanks, … Premna microphylla Turcz. does not have any distribution in India as per WCSP.


Since this species does not have Indian distribution but due to its medicinal properties it is under trade for so long in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicinal System, even used as a bonsai. 

Even I have some saplings at my place. It stinks if rub the leaves. Leaves are opposite decussate.


A similar pant has been identified as Premna serratifolia L. as per thread: Requesting ID of this small tree – Jijamata Udyan Flower Show, Mumbai – Feb 2014 :: 29MAY2014 :: ARK-55, for which also it stinks if rub the leaves.


This should be Premna microphylla, for second thread of Jijamata Udyaan plant is also same. In southeast Asia this is also used as Bonsai, and I’ m sure photo should be of one of bonsai exhibition in Mumbai.

Requesting to please provide ID of the plant captured at MNP in April 2014.
Is this Premna paniculata?


Thank you for sharing yet another unknown. Nothing found in the net, check if these can help –

Thank you … I will posting another Premna today with much thicker leaves (this tree here has very thin leaves), I was told that was P. obtusifolia (syn. P serratifolia)….would like to get the same validated…


This plant although identified as P. serratifolia does not resemble the other pics in efi for that species.
It looks more closer to P. microphylla.
Would like to hear from experts.


You may be right as per discussions in another thread at Ruta graveolens


 

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I saw this plant in the Jijamata Udyan, Mumbai in January 2017.
Looks similar to a Premna I saw in MNP and which was identified as P. serratifolia. However, I think it does not resemble other posts of P. serratifolia in efi.
Requesting to please ID.


Hibiscus sp.??


May be Premna microphylla Turcz. (Cultivated) as per images and details herein.

Pl. check.

Thank you … for ID.

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