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Grewia scleropbylla Roxb. ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 550. 1831; Prain, Bengal Pl. 283.1903. G. scabrophylla Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 584. 1832; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 387. 1874.


Beng.: Phalsa; Lep.: Taglar

Shrubs. Leaves 7 - 19 x 5 - 12.5 cm, rotund-ovate, obovate or obcordate, rounded or subacute at base, rounded, emarginate or acuminate at apex, serrate, tomentose, 3 - 5-nerved; petioles ca 1.2 cm long. Flowers in axillary cymes; peduncles 2 - 8 mm long; buds 1 - 1.3 cm long, ovoid-oblong, ribbed, tomentose; pedicels 0.5 - 1.2 cm long. Sepals 1.2 - 1.5 cm long, lanceolate, densely pubescent outside. Petals white, ca 6 x 2.2 mm, oblong-obovate, obtuse, notched at apex. Receptacle short, hispid. Androgynophore ca 4 mm long, glabrous excepting at apex. Ovary ca 2 x 4 mm, depressed-globose, hirsute; stigma 2-lobed. Drupes 1.2 - 1.8 cm across, globose, stellate-tomentose.

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

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

Bangladesh and Myanmar.




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