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  Premna tomentosa
 
  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Premna tomentosa Willd., Sp. Pl. 3: 314. 1800; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 576. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1095(767). 1924; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 368. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 243. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 242. 2002; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 289. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 642. 2009. Cornutia corymbosa Lam., Encycl. 1: 54. 1783, non Burm.f. 1768.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kozhukkattathekku, Naithekku, Pincha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Trees, to 15 m high, bark greyish-brown, smooth; young parts with stellate tomentum. Leaves simple, opposite, estipulate; petiole 20-50 mm long, slender, tomentose; lamina 6-25 x 5-15 cm, broadly ovate, base obtuse or cordate, apex acuminate, margin entire, densely tawny yellow stellately tomentose, yellowish, chartaceous; lateral nerves 5-7 pairs, densely tomentose beneath, intercostae scalariform. Flowers bisexual, yellow, small, in terminal and axillary corymbs, 7 cm long; calyx tubular, 5-ribbed, lobes 5, stellate pubescent; corolla 7.5 mm across, 4 mm long, tube cylindric, hairy, lobes 5, orbicular; stamens 4, didynamous, 1.5 and 2 mm long; anthers rounded, 0.5 mm; ovary truncate, superior, puberulus; style 3 mm; stigma unequally 2 fid. Fruit a drupe, ovoid, 5-6 mm long, 4 mm across, black, hairy; seeds 4.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Alampetty, Keerapady, Dhoni R. F., Malampuzha
   
 
   
 
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