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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Premna (Greek, stump of a tree in allusion to the low sts. of most species). Verbenaceae. Shrubs, sub- shrubs or trees, sometimes climbing: lvs. opposite, entire or dentate: cymes panicled or corymbose; fls. often polygamous; calyx small, cup-shaped, subequal or 2-lipped; corolla tubular, throat hairy, limb 2-lipped, 5-lobed or subequally 4-lobed; stamens 4, didynamous; ovary 2- or 4-celled, 4-ovuled: drupe small, surrounded below by the calyx, globose or oblong-obovoid.— About 80 species, inhabitants of the warmer regions of the Old World. P. Gaudichaudii, Schau. Branches puberulent: lvs. long-petiolate, broad-ovate, short- acuminate, entire: infl. terminal, corymbose panicles, many-fld.; fls. small; calyx short cup-shaped, subbilabiate; corolla subequally 4-lobed. Marianne Isls. This is known as "ahgao" and is said to be extensively used in Guam for the construction of buildings. The following E. Indian species have occasionally been cult, in hothouses abroad: P. escalenta, Roxbg., has yellowish white fls. in May and purple fr.: st. grows about 6-8 ft. high; P. integrifolia, Linn., with greenish white fls. in July, about 10-12 ft. high, and P. lati- folia, Roxbg., with dirty white fls. in June, growing about 15 ft. high. CH

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