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Grewia indandamanica J.L. Ellis & L.N. Ray in Candollea 46: 341, f. 1. 1991.

Shrubs or undershrubs, up to 1 m high; branches greyish, sparsely stellate-hairy when young; bark wrinkled. Leaves up to 7 x 2.8 cm, ovate-elliptic, rounded and cordate at base, shortly acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, chartaceous to slightly coriaceous; lateral nerves 5, arcuate; reticulations often parallel, nerves and nervules prominent on both surfaces; petioles darkish in colour, ca 5 mm long, pubescent when young; stipules ca 1 mm long. Flowers ca 1 cm long, solitary, axillary; peduncles up to 1 cm long, jointed in the middle and slightly thickened; buds ca 1 cm long, faintly stellate-tomentose; pedicels up to 9 mm long, sparsely puberulous; bracts ca 2 mm long; bracteoles ca 1 mm long. Sepals ca 10 x 15 mm, linear-ovate, spathulate, cucullate, obtuse to truncate at base, puberulous outside, brown and glabrous inside, incurved along margins, stellate-tomentose. Petals ca 0.25 x 1 mm, ovate-oblong, entire, glabrous outside; gland more than 1/3rd the petal, glabrous. Receptacle ca 2 mm long, glabrous in the lower half and stellate-pubescent in the upper half. Stamens numerous; filaments ca 6 mm long, filiform, glabrous; anthers innate, reniform. Ovary globose, densely pubescent, 4-loculed with 1 ovule in each; style ca 6 mm long, slender, 4-angled. Drupes ca 1 cm across, 2-lobed, generally unequally so, globose or slightly flattened or angled, wrinkled, sparsely hairy, woody. Seed 1 in each locule, glabrous.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Oct.

Distrib. India: In stunted evergreen hill-top forests; Andaman & Nicobar Islands (North Andaman Saddle Peak).

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