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Grewia hirsuta Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 34. 1790; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 391. 1874. G. roxburghii G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 548. 1831, excl. syn. G. tomentosa auct. non A.L. Juss. 1804; Naray. & R. Rao in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 29: 179. 1950.


Asm.: Huktapata; Hindi: Guruskri, Kukur-bicha; Kan.: Cikkudippe, Jana, Udippe; Kh.: Soh-synting; Mar.: Govli; Or.: Kulo, Sonaranga; Tam.: Kalunnu, Tavidu; Tel.: Bidaracipura, Budda, Cirupu, Cittijana, Nuvalcu, Tellajana; Urdu: Kakarundehrumi.

Shrubs, 3 - 6 m high. Leaves 1 - 12 x 0.7 - 4.5 cm, ovate, lanceolate, ovate-lanceolate or ovate-elliptic, subcordate or subobtuse at base, acute or acuminate or sometimes subobtuse or rounded at apex, serrate, pubescent above, densely tomentose beneath, 3(-4)-nerved; petioles up to 7 mm long. Flowers polygamous, in axillary, umbellate cymes; peduncles 1 - 3 together, up to 1 cm long; buds globose; pedicels 2 - 5 mm long. Sepals ca 8 mm long, elliptic-lanceolate, hirsute. Petals white, ca 3 mm long, oblong, rounded; glands ca half the length of petals. Receptacle short, subterete, dilated at apex, glabrous. Stamens more than 40. Ovary ca 2 mm across, globose, densely villous; stigma 5-lobed; lobes fringed. Drupes ca 1.2 cm across, subglobose, obscurely 4-lobed, fleshy, Wrinkled, densely hirsute or hispid.

Fl. & Fr. Almost throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Fairly common in deciduous forests. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal ,Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.




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