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Grewia sapida Roxb. ex DC., Prodr. 1: 512. 1824; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 387. 1874. G. pumila Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prodr. 227. 1825.


Asm.: Chuhura, Thaura-guti

Shrubs. Leaves 1.5 - 10 x 1 - 7.5 cm, ovate, broadly elliptic or suborbicular, subacute or rounded at base and apex, coarsely double-serrate, scabrid above, tomentose beneath, 5 - 7-nerved; petioles up to 6 mm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles slender; 2 - 3 cm long; buds 6 - 8 x 5 mm, obovoid or oblong-obovoid, tomentose; pedicels 7 - 10 mm long. Sepals 8 - 12 mm long, oblong or oblanceolate, tomentose. Petals yellow. Receptalce glabrescent. Stamens many; filaments 5 - 6 mm long, glabrous. Ovary ca 3 x 1.5 mm, elliptic-oblong, hirsute; stigma lobed. Drupes ca 8 mm across, subglobose or broadly obovoid, obscurely 2-lobed, hirsute.

Fl. Feb. - June; Fr. April- Sept.

Distrib. India: Common in deciduous and evergreen forests. Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Tripura, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh.

Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar.




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