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Grewia bracteata Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 243. 1821; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 389. 1874. G. obtusa Wallich ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117. 1915. G. wightiana J.R.Drumm. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 115. 1915.

Tam.: Accu, Kullai, Pandripiduku.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves 2 -12 x 1.5 -7 cm, broadly ovate, ovate-lanceolate or orbicular, subcordate at base, subacute, acuminate or rounded at apex, irregularly crenate-serrate, glabrous excepting the nerves beneath, 3-nerved; petioles 2 - 16 mm long; stipules ovate, sparsely pubescent. Cymes axillary, few-flowered; peduncles up to 7 mm long; buds 10 - 15 x 5 mm, ovoid or ovoid-oblong, tomentose; pedicels 4 - 10 mm long. Sepals 1.5 - 2.3 x 0.3 cm, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, pilose. Petals white or yellow, 4 - 6 x 2 - 2.5 mm, ovate or oblong, obtuse, ciliate at base; glands ca 2.5 mm long. Receptacle ca 1.5 mm long, angular, glabrous. Androgynophore ca 1 mm long, woolly. Stamens ca 1.2 cm long. Ovary ca 2 mm across, globose, strigose; stigma clavate, laciniate. Drupes 1.5 - 2 cm across, broadly ovoid or depressed-globose, obscurely or distinctly 4-lobed, rusty pubescent.

Fl. & Fr. Almost throughout the year.

Distrib. India: In dry deciduous forests, occasional. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Sri Lanka.

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