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Grewia lanceaefolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 586. 1824; Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres Madras 118. 1915. G. diplocarpa Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 31. 1858; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 390. 1874.


Small trees or shrubs. Leaves 4 - 12.5 x 1.5 - 6 cm, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, narrowed at base, acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, glabrous or glabrescent, 3-nerved; petioles 0.2 - 2 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles 1 - 3 cm long; buds 10 - 13 mm long, cylindric; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long. Sepals 1.3 - 1.5 cm long, linear-lanceolate, hirsute. Petals white, ca 3.5 x 2 mm, ovate, obtuse, pilose along margins. Ovary ca 2 mm across, subglobose, hirsute; stigma 4-lobed. Drupes ca 1.4 cm across, distinctly 4-lobed, sparsely pilose.

Fl. May - Sept.; Fr. July - Feb.

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

Pakistan and Bangladesh.




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