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Grewia damine Gaertn., Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 113. t. 106, f. 9. 1790; Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 118. 1915. G. salvifolia Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 239. 1821; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 386. 1874, p.p.


Kan.: Udikke; Or.: Dhatoki, Kola; Tam.: Cavatalunnu, Naroduppi, Savandilunam; Tel.: Adivipagari, Jara, Kondacipuru, Manickolupu, Narabudama, Uppidi.

Small trees or shrubs, 25 m high. Leaves 1.5 - 9 x 1 - 3.5 cm, ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, rounded or oblique at base, obtuse or subacute at apex, subentire or minutely serrate, appressed tomentose beneath, 3-nerved; petioles 2 - 4 mm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles up to 1.5 cm long; buds 5 - 7 mm long, ovoid-oblong, tomentose; pedicels up to 1.2 cm long. Sepals 8 - 12 mm long, linear to oblong, tomentose. Petals yellow, 3.5 - 6 mm long, elliptic-oblong, retuse; glands ca 2 mm long, hairy. Receptacle ca 1.5 mm long, obscurely angled, glabrous. Stamens many; filaments 3 - 4.5 mm long. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across, subglobose, hirsute; stigma 4-lobed. Drupes 8 - 10 mm across, globose, distinctly 2-lobed, sparsely pubescent.

Fl. July - Sept.; .Fr. Aug. - Nov.

Distrib. India: Frequent in scrub jungles. Punjab, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Nepal, Pakistan and Tropical Africa.




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