A Synopsis of the Genus Premna L. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand


  • CHARAN LEERATIWONG Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
  • PRANOM CHANTARANOTHAI Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand.
  • ALAN J. PATON Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, United Kingdom.


Pupinidae, Taxonomy, Pollicaria mouhoti, Karyotype differentiation


A synopsis of the genus Premna in Thailand is taxonomically revised. Keys, notes on their distributional and ecological data, vernacular names and some illustrations are also provided. Twenty-three species and two varieties are enumerated, including seven endemic taxa: P. annulata, P. garrettii, P. interrupta var. smitinandii, P. paniculata, P. repens, P. serrata and P. siamensis. The former species P. dubia, P. amplectans & P. macrophylla var. glaberrima, P. macrophylla var. thailandica and P. quadridentata are reduced to the synonyms of P. collinsiae, P. herbacea, P. nana and P. trichostoma, respectively.




How to Cite

LEERATIWONG, C., CHANTARANOTHAI, P. and PATON, A.J. 2009. A Synopsis of the Genus Premna L. (Lamiaceae) in Thailand. Tropical Natural History. 9, 2 (Oct. 2009), 113–142.