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Grewia rothii DC., Prodr. 1: 509. 1824; Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 118. 1915. G. excelsa auct. non Vahl 1790: Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 385. 1874, excl. syns.

Or.: Honolopoto, Kulo, Miri-chara, Phulari; Tam.: Angolam; Tel.: Cipuru, Jana, Jibilike, Peddacipuru, Putiki.

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves 3 - 16.5 x 1 - 5.5 cm, ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, obtuse or subacute at base, acute or acuminate at apex, serrulate, densely tomentose beneath, 3 - 4-nerved; petioles ca 5 mm long. Flowers in axillary, clustered cymes; peduncles 1.5 - 3.5 cm long; buds 35 - 5 mm across, subglobose, tomentose; pedicels 8 - 10 mm long. Sepals ca 6 mm long, elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, tomentose. Petals ca 3 mm long, ovate-lanceolate; glands ca 1 mm long, elliptic. Stamens many; filaments 3 - 4 mm long, glabrous. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across, globose, tomentose; stigma 4-lobed. Drupes ca 5 mm across, globose, tomentose, edible.

Fl. April- Oct.; Fr. June - Dec.

Distrib. India: Occasional in deciduous and evergreen forests. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karntaka and Tamil Nadu.

Bangladesh and Tropical Africa.

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