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Grewia umbellifera Beddome, For. Man. Bot. 37. 1871; Masters in Fl. Brit. India 1: 393. 1874, in adnota.


Kan.: Bilisuri

Climbing shrubs. Leaves 9 - 15 x 6 - 8.5 cm, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, rounded or subacute at base, acute or acuminate at apex, glandular-serrate, sparsely pubescent, glabrous when old, 3-nerved; petioles up to 1 cm long. Flowers few, in axillary or terminal, umbellate cymes; peduncles up to 3 cm long; buds 8 - 15 x 2.5 - 3 mm, narrowly conical, grooved, pubescent; pedicels 1 - 2 cm long. Sepals 1.3 - 1.8 cm long, narrowly lanceolate, acute, pubescent. Petals white, 7 - 10 mm long, ovate-oblong, subacute; glands ca 4 mm long, oblong. Receptacle ca 4 mm long, pubescent throughout. Androgynophore cylindric, tomentose. Stamens many. Ovary ca 1.5 mm across, subglobose, hirsute; stigma 5-lobed. Drupes 1 - 2 cm across, distinctly 4-lobed, fleshy, purple, subglabrous.

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

Distrib. India: Common in moist deciduous and semievergreen forests. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Endemic.




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