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Published In: Hortus Bengalensis, or a catalogue . . . 46. 1814. (Hort. Bengal.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Feb.-April.
Type: Type: E. Bengal, Dinajpur, W. Carey
Distribution: Distribution: Sub-Himalayan tracts, India and Bangla Desh.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A rare plant, of hard soil, in our area. It is said that the plant often comes up after forest fire.
Photo: Premna herbacea Roxb. (Photo)
Map Location: C-8 Poonch, Mirpur, Sensa, Aug. 1953, A. Rashid s.n. (RAW).


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A dwarf or small undershrub, almost stemless, forming a sort of underground, nodose runner from which annual flowering stems, 2-10 cm high, develop. Leaves obovate, 3-5(-8) cm long, 1.5-3 (-6) cm broad, coarsely serrate-dentate, sessile, usually villous beneath, puberulous above on the nerves, drying blackish, in 2-3 close pairs forming a rosette. Cymes terminal, trichotomous, not exceeding the leaves, dense, 2.5-4 cm across, villous. Flowers c. 2.5 mm across, pale yellowish or greenish. Calyx 2-2.5 mm long, cup-shaped, subequally and obtusely 5-toothed, pubescent. Corolla-tube 2.5-3 mm long; hairy in the throat; limb obscurely 2-lipped, 4-lobed. Drupe 5-6 mm in diameter, globose, black, collared below by slightly enlarged, persistent calyx.
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