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Grewia heterotricha Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 385. 1874. G. ritchie; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 389. 1874. G. umbellata auct. non Roxb. 1832: Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 385. 1874, p.p. G. lawsoniana J.R. Drumm. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117. 1915.


Kan.: Kadujane, Kaluvame; Tam.: Accangodi.

Scandent shrubs. Leaves 5 - 13 x 2.5 - 7.5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-ovate, elliptic-oblong, ovate-Ianceolate or ovate-oblong, obtuse or rounded at base, acute to acuminate at apa, crenate-serrate, scabrid on both surfaces, sometimes harshly tomentose beneath, 3- nerved; petioles up to 1.3 cm long. Flowers in axillary or leaf-opposed, umbellate cymes;peduncles 2.5 - 11 cm long; buds 1.5 - 1.8 cm long, oblong, acute, brown-tomentose; pedicels 1 - 2.5 cm long. Sepals 1.5 - 1.8 cm long, linear-oblong, densely pubescent. Petals white, 7 - 9 mm long, oblong-lanceolate, acute; glands ca 3 mm long. Receptacle ca 9 mm long, villous. Androgynophore up to 1.2 cm long. Ovary ea 1.5 mm across, subglobose, pilose; stigma obscurely 4 - 5-lobed. Drupes 1 - 2 cm across, 4-lobed, fleshy, purple-black, glabrescent.

Fl. April - Jan.; Fr. Dec. - March.

Distrib. India: Common in deciduous and semievergreen forests; Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.




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