Premna tomentosa Willd.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Cornutia corymbosa Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Premna tomentosa Willd.
  • Common name : Wooly-leaved Fire Brand Teak
  • Vernacular name : Naaruvalu (Kannada); Kolakattaithekku, Malaithekku (Tamil); Kokkiti (Malayalam), Subundi, Meria, Kotusumanthi, Jhandakai (Oria); Kampugummadi, Nagaru, Naravu, Bastered teak (Telugu); Kozhukkattathekku, Naithekku, Pincha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1400m.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Prakasam district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Koraput district, Dhenkanal district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India to Southeast Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 tomentosa. Downloaded on 22 September 2019.

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