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Grewia acuminata A.L. Juss. in Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 4: 91. t. 48.1804. G. odorata Blume ex Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. 4: 361. 1847. G. scabrida Wallich ex Kurz in J. Asiat. Soc. Beng. 42: 63. 1873; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 389. 1874.


Climbing shrubs. Leaves 10 - 15 x 5 - 7 cm, elliptic, elliptic-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, rounded at base, acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, glabrescent, 3-nerved; petioles up to 1.2 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles 1 - 2.5 cm long; buds 1.2 - 1.5 cm long, cylindric-oblong, ribbed, tomentose; pedicels 5 - 10 mm long. Sepals 1 - 1.5 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, pilose. Petals white or yellow, 8 - 10 mm long, entire or erose. Receptacle longer than glands, angular, sulcate, villous. Androgynophore ca 4 mm long, tomentose. Stamens many; filaments ca 1 cm long, glabrous. Ovary ca 2.5 mm across, globose, pilose; stigma lobed. Drupes ca 1.6 cm across, subglobose, 4-lobed, purple, glabrescent.

Fl. May - Sept.; Fr. Aug. - Dec.

Distrib. India: Assam and occasional along edges of coastal forests in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Myanmar to Malacca, Malaysia and E. & W. Tropical Africa.




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