Botanical Survey of India | Flora of India

JSP Page
Grewia oppositifolia Buch. - Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. 227. 1825; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 384. 1874. G. emarginata Wight & Arn., Prodr. 79. 1834; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 384. 1874. G. carpinifolia Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 245. 1821, p.p.


Tam.: Panipidungikai

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves 3.5 - 9 x 2 - 5.5 cm, ovate, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, obtuse or subcordate at base, abruptly acute or obtuse at apex, double serrate or crenate, stellate-pubescent above, woolly beneath, 3-nerved; petioles 5 - 10 mm long. Flowers in leaf-opposed, axillary or terminal cymes; peduncles up to 4.5 cm long; buds 1 - 1.4 cm long ovoid-oblong, tomentose; pedicels 1.3 - 2 cm long. Sepals 1.2 - 1.6 cm long, lanceolate, pubescent. Petals white, ca 6 x 2.5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, emarginate; glands ca 3 mm across, rotund. Receptacle ca 7 mm long, 5-angled, glabrous. Androgynophore ca 1.5 mm long, tomentose. Stamens ca 1 cm long. Ovary elongate, strigose; stigma laciniate. Drupes 1 - 1.5 cm across, deeply 4-lobed, black and sparsely pilose when mature.

Fl. & Fr. Almost throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Common in scrub or dry deciduous forests. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Nepal.




JSP Page
  • Search