Taxon: Premna serratifolia L.

Genus: Premna
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
  Subfamily: Viticoideae
Nomen number: 428208
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:253. 1771
Name Verified on: 20-Aug-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Aug-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):416. 1999; Herbs Commerce ed2, as P. obtusifolia)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros; Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: East Timor; Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, - Queensland, - Western Australia
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Kiribati - Gilbert Islands; Nauru; New Caledonia; Samoa; Solomon Islands


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  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Leeratiwong, C. et al. 2009. A Synopsis of the genus Premna L. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand Nat. Hist. J. Chulalongkorn Univ. 9:138-140.
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  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
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  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):416.
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
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Check other web resources for Premna serratifolia L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.