Premna bracteata Wall. ex C.B.Clarke, Fl. Brit. India 4: 572 1885. (syn: Gumira bracteata (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) Kuntze; Premna racemosa Gamble; Surfacea bracteata (Wall. ex C.B.Clarke) Moldenke);
Nepal to China (S. Yunnan): Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO;

Wall. Cat. 1772 ; leaves short-petioled elliptic or obovate acuminate at both ends, spikes panicled and calyx densely puberulous. P. racemosa, Gamble Darjeeling List, 61 ?, not of Wall. Labiata ? Griff. Itin. Notes 199, n. 1138.

SUBTROPICAL SIKKIM, alt. 2-3000 ft. ; J. D. H, &c. BHOTAN ; Griffith (Kew Distrib, n. 6022). KHASIA MTS., alt.. 4000 ft. ; Wallich, Griffith, H. f. & T.

A tree, 40 ft. ; innovations densely cinereous pubescent. Leaves 9 by 3.3/4 in., subentire, mature, glabrate, nerves 8 pair ; petiole 1/4 in., somewhat winged, or 0. Panicles 7 by 4 in. ; bracts 1/5 in., broadly lanceolate, acute, or 0 ; cymes mostly in distant capitate whorls on the panicle branches. Calyx 1/20 in. ; lips entire shallow, or sometimes one minutely 2-toothed, the other still more obscurely 3-toothed. Corolla 1/8 in., white, as of P. interrupta but smaller, hardly hairy in the throat. Drupe not seen. Cymes in compound corymbs.

(Attributions- IBIS Flora (FBI))

MS,Jan.,2021/14 Terminalia sp. ? for id.: 3 images.
Location : Reiek tlang

Altitude : ca. 1,450 m.
Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : Epiphytic climbing shrub ?
Habitat : Wild

Is it not the same as posted earlier- T.interrupta?

I think different.

I think this is Premna bracteata as per comparative image illustration and GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2

MS June, 2016/10 Tree for ID : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Locatoin : Sialsuk, Mizoram
Date : 14-05-2016
Habit : Medium sized tree
Habitat : Wild

Some Terminalia species.

looks like Terminalia chebula

I agree with … but images in fruiting are required for determining the species with certainty.

I think this is Premna bracteata as per comparative image illustration and GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2

MS June,2018/17 Tree for ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Location : Reiek, Mizoram

Date : 07-06-2018
Habit : epiphytic shrub
Habitat : Wild

Terminalia sp. ?

I think close to images at Terminalia citrina Roxb. ex Fleming as per comparative images at Terminalia

Yes …,  Considering the locality, this should be T. citrina. Fruiting material desirable.

Extremely sorry !! Excuse me sir. It is an epiphytic shrub.

Premna bracteata ?

Please discuss. It is not Terminalia citrina. It is a tree, having epiphytic tendency.

It is Premna bracteata, as per images and details herein.


MS, May, 2023/05 Premna ? for id: 3 images.
Location : Hmuifang tlang, Mizoram

Altitude : ca.1,500 m
Date : 29-05-2023
Habit : Epiphytic shrub ?
Habitat : Wild

Appears close to images at




POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  comparative image illustration  GBIF– specimen 1 and specimen 2  (High resolution specimens)  Flora of China   Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  IIIM (Specimen) IBIS Flora (FBI)

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