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Grewia gamblei J. R. Drumm. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117. 1915 (Repr. 1: 84.1957).

Scandent shrubs. Leaves 4 - 9 x 2 - 4 cm, ovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, subacute at base, acute or shortly acuminate at apex, rounded or crenate-dentate, scabrid above, tomentose beneath, 3-nerved; petioles up to 9 mm long. Flowers in axillary or leaf-opposed umbellate cymes; peduncles up to 2.5 cm long; buds 1 - 1.4 cm long, oblong or ovoid-oblong, tomentose; pedicels up to 1.3 cm long. Sepals 1 - 1.4 cm long, oblong-lanceolate, tomentose. Petals ca 8 mm long, oblong-laneeolate; glands ca 3 x 2 mm, ovoid. Androgynophore well-developed. Ovary ca 2 mm across, subglobose, hirsute; stigma 4-lobed. Drupes ca 2 cm across, deeply 4-lobed, sparsely pubescent.

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

Distrib. India: Fairly common in moist deciduous and evergreen forests. Tamil Nadu and Kerala.



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