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Grewia piscatorum Hance in Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot. 5, 5: 208. 1866; Naray. & R. Rao in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 29: 179.1950.


Small trees or shrubs, up to 3 m high. Leaves 0.6 - 2 x 0.4 - 1.5 cm, rhomboid or rhomboid-obovate, narrowed at base, rounded to obtuse at apex, serrate or dentate, scabrous, 3-nerved; petioles 1 - 1.5 mm long. Flowers in leaf-opposed or rarely axillary, umbellate cymes; peduncles up to 3.5 mm long; buds ca 3 mm across, globose, grooved; pedicels ca 3 mm long. Sepals 4.5 - 5.5 x 1.5 mm, elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, tomentose. Petals 1.5 - 2 x 0.5 - 0.7 mm, oblong-obovate, glandular inside, glabrous outside. Androgynophore short. Stamens numerous; filaments slender, 1 - 3.5 mm long. Ovary ca 3 mm across, ovoid, ciliate; stigma 2 - 4-lobed. Drupes 5 - 8 mm across, 2- 4-lobed; lobes oblate, glabrous, 2-seeded.

Fl. May - June; Fr. Sept. - Nov.

Distrib. India: In evergreen forests. Assam and Meghalaya; rare.

China.




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