Premna obtusifolia R.Br.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Premna serratifolia L.
  • Common name : Indian Headache Tree
  • Vernacular name : Agnimantha (Sanskrit); Ageta, Arni (Hindi); Takkila, Ardhra soppu mara (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist sandy soli and scrub jungle along sea coast amd mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : Common near the sea coast
  • Key identification features : A large shrub or small tree. Bark lenticellate.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-June
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4938, KFP 7024
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : KSR, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, TSR, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district
  • Native : Indian subcontinent
  • World Distribution : India, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Premna obtusifolia. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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