Rediscovery of an endemic and rare Premna paucinervis (Verbenaceae) from the Western Ghats after a century

Robi A.J., Jomy Augustine, Sasidharan N. & P.S. Udayan

Published on : 30-Jun-2013



Premna paucinervis (C.B. Clarke) Gamble is endemic to the Southern Western Ghats. It has been rediscovered after type collection from the Wagamon hills along the Western Ghats of Kerala after a lapse of 140 years and describing the hitherto unknown fruits. A detailed taxonomic description and color photographs of the species are provided.