Vessel members of Gmelina arborea Roxb. (Verbenaceae) have been reported so far to have exclusively simple perforations. In the present study based on SEM observations, however, various forms of multiple perforation plates have been found. These perforation plates always occurred as simple to multiple combination plates and the vessel members having them occurred only rarely, irregularly and solitarily in the wood. The morphology of the multiple perforation plates is illustrated by SEM micrographs.