7185.000 Premna L.

Paton, A.J. et al. (2013) Lamiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(8) 1-346

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, climbers or subshrubs, glabrous to densely hairy. Leaves petiolate, opposite or 3–4-whorled, simple, entire or dentate, often with minute spherical glands, aromatic when crushed. Inflorescences terminal, usually many-flowered, with flowers in cymes corymbosely, racemosely or paniculately arranged, rarely the inflorescences axillary. Flowers small and dull-coloured; calyx usually actinomorphic, truncate to 3–5-dentate or 2–5-lobed, or sometimes c. 2-lipped; corolla tube short, infundibuliform or cylindric, villous or with a ring of hairs; limb 2-lipped, with the posterior lip 2-fid or emarginate and the anterior 3-fid or 3-partite, with the lobes subequal or the median one the largest. Fruit drupaceous, small, with a thin fleshy mesocarp and bony endocarp; calycine cup persistent, often venose. Seeds oblong, without endosperm.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical and warm regions of the Old World

Mozambique: 9 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
Premna senensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gracillima Verdc.NImage
hans-joachimii Verdc.[NrEnd][VU]N
mooiensis (H. Pearson) G. Piep.M
schliebenii Werderm.N
senensis KlotzschN,T,MSDescription, Image
serratifolia L.N,Z,MS
sp. of A. Fernandez in Flora Zambesiaca 8(7): 72, 2005[End]N
tanganyikensis Moldenke[NrEnd]N
velutina GürkeN

Other sources of information about Premna:

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Flora of Botswana: Premna
Flora of Caprivi: Premna
Flora of Malawi: Premna
Flora of Zambia: Premna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Premna

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Premna
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Premna
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Premna
Wikipedia: Premna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Premna
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Premna

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Premna.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1209, retrieved 21 March 2023

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