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Grewia helicterifolia Wallich ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 548. 1831. G. hirsuta Vahl var. helicterifolia (Wallich ex G. Don) Haines, For. Fl. Chota Nagpur 196. 1910. G. hirsuta Vahl forma helicterifolia (Wallich ex G. Don) Haines, Bot. Bihar & Orissa 90. 1921. G. polygama auct. non Roxb. 1832: Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 391. 1874. G. hirsuta Vahl forma polygama sensu Haines, Bot. Bihar & Orissa 90. 1921, non G. polygana Roxb. 1832. G. viminea Wallich ex Burrett in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 711. 1926; Naray. & R. Rao in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 29: 179. 1950.

Tel.: Cinnacipuru, Jibilika.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves 3 - 15 x 0.5 - 3 cm, oblong-lanceolate, rounded or subacute at base, acute at apex, irregularly serrate, hispid or glabrescent above, densely tomentose beneath, 3-nerved; petioles 3 - 6 mm long. Flowers in axillary, umbellate cymes; peduncles 5 - 17 mm long; buds ca 5 mm across, ovoid-oblong or subglobose, densely pubescent; pedicels up to 8 mm long. Sepals 5 - 6 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, pilose. Petals white, ca 2.5 mm long, oblong, rounded or subacute; glands ca 1.2 mm across, subglobose. Receptacle up to 1 mm long. Stamens 16 - 20; filaments 2 - 3 mm long. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across, globose, pilose; stigma laciniate. Drupes 8 - 20 mm across, obscurely 4-lobed, sometimes 2-lobed, brown, glabrescent or sparsely hirsute.

Fl. May - Oct.; Fr. Aug. - Feb.

Distrib. India: In deciduous and evergreen forests. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Australia.

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