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Grewia pandaica J.R. Drumm. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 116. 1915 (Repr. 1: 85. 1957).


Trees, ca 20 m tall. Leaves 2.5 - 15 x 1.5 - 7.5 cm, ovate-oblong, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, obtuse or rounded at base, acuminate at apex, irregularly and coarsely crenate, pubescent, 3 - 5-nerved; petioles up to 1 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles up to 1 cm long; buds ca 3.5 mm long, ovoid-oblong; pedicels ca 5 mm long. Sepals ca 3.5 mm long, oblong, acute, tomentose. Petals ca 2.5 x 1 mm, oblong, subacute. Androgynophore short, glabrous. Stamens many; filaments ca 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Ovary ca 1 mm across, globose, villous; stigma 2-fid. Drupes not seen.

Fl. & Fr. May - June.

Distrib. India: In evergreen forests of the Western Ghats. Tamil Nadu(Tirunelveli Hills); rare.

Endemic.




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