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Grewia rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 244. 1821; Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117.1915. G. orientalis auct. non L.1753: Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 384. 1874, p.p.


Shrubs, up to 3 m high. Leaves 2 - 14 x 1.5 - 7 cm, ovate, rhomboid-ovate or lanceolate, subcordate or rounded at base, acute or acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate, glabrous, 3-nerved; petioles 4 - 10 mm long. Flowers in axillary or terminal, umbellate cymes ; peduncles up to 1.5 cm long; buds 1 - 1.5 cm long, ovoid-oblong or conical, ribbed, tomentose; pedicels 1 - 2.2 cm long. Sepals 1.2 - 2 cm long, lanceolate, woolly tomentose. Petals 5 - 7 mm long, ovate-lanceolate; glands ca 3 mm long. Receptacle ca 1 mm long, angled, glabrous. Androgynophore ca 2 mm long, grooved, woolly. Stamens many; filaments 6 - 8 mm long. Ovary 1 - 1.5 mm across, globose, pilose; stigma 4-lobed. Drupes 1.2 - 1.5 cm across, subglobose, obscurely 2 - 4-lobed, yellow, brown-tomentose.

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

Distrib. India: In dry deciduous forests, fairly common. Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka.




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