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  Grewia heterotricha
  Citation:  Grewia heterotricha Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 385. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117(84). 1915; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 500. 1993; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 114. 2002; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 487. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 169. 2009. Grewia ritchiei Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 389. 1874. Grewia umbellata Mast. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 385. 1874, p.p., non Roxb. 1832. Grewia lawsoniana Drumm. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117(84). 1915; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 53. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 71. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 94. 1990.
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  Description: Scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, subcordate, obtuse or rounded at base, crenate-serrate at margin, acute or acuminate at apex, 5-13 x 2.5-7.5 cm, scabrid on both surfaces, sometimes harshly tomentose beneath, 3-nerved; petioles to 1.3 cm long. Flowers in axillary or leaf-opposed umbelled cymes; buds oblong, acute, 1.5-1.8 cm long, brown-tomentose; peduncles 2.5-11 cm long; pedicels 1-2.5 cm long. Sepals linear-oblong, 1.5-1.8 cm long, densely pubescent outside. Petals oblong-lanceolate, acute, 7-9 mm long, white; glands ca 3 mm long. Receptacle ca 9 mm long, villous. Androgynophore to 1.2 cm long.Ovary subglobose, ca 1.5 mm across, pilose; stigma obscurely 4 or 5 lobed. Drupes 4-lobed, 1-2 cm across, glabrescent, black-purple and fleshy.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-December
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
  Altitude: 500-750
  Localities: Brahmagiri, Lock-hert gap, Thuthampara, Koviltherimala
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