Premna wightiana Schauer

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lamiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Premna thyrsoidea Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Premna wightiana Schauer
  • Vernacular name : Pincha (Malayalam); Pinja (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Scrub- and deciduous forests, in rock crevices and dry habitats
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Tirunelveli district, Theni district, Virudhunagar district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gamble, 1923. Fl. Pres. Madr. Vol.2. pp.1096; Balachandran et al. 2015. Occurrence of three Western Ghats elements in dry evergreen forest of Gingee hills, Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu, India. JoTT 7 (14): 8177-8181; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamilnadu, India vol. 2.
  • 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 wightiana. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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