The genus Premna L. (Lamiaceae) in the Flora Malesiana area

Summary

A revision of the genus Premna is presented for the Flora Malesiana region. A key, descriptions, notes on ecology, distribution, local uses and names and conservation status are given for all 14 species occurring in the Flora Malesiana area. One new species, Premna clavata de Kok, is described. Four names are lectotypified, one neotypified and 71 names are placed into synonymy for the first time. Three names are treated as doubtful and four are excluded from the present definition of the genus.

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The author is grateful to the curators of A, B, BM, BO, CANB, E, GH, K, KEP, L, NY, P, SING, TEX, UC and US for access to their collections. Special thanks to Dr Charan Leeratiwong for giving me access to his, as yet, unpublished PhD thesis and Dr Ludwig Martins of B for his help with the type of Premna tomentosa; Patricia Malcolm-Tompkins for translating Blanco’s spanish descriptions; Melanie Thomas for help with the various Latin language problems; Rafaël Govaerts for pointing out the Premna canescens problem; Prof. David Mabberley for reading an earlier version of the manuscript and Dr Gemma Bramley for politely pointing out the many mistakes in previous versions.

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de Kok, R. The genus Premna L. (Lamiaceae) in the Flora Malesiana area. Kew Bull 68, 55–84 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-013-9433-5

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  • Lectotypes
  • neotype
  • new species
  • taxonomy