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  Grewia palodensis
 
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  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Grewia palodensis Santhosh, Khan, Binu & Almeida, Rheedea 11: 41. 2001.
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  Description: Lianas; branchlets brown, stellate-tomentose. Leaves alternate, 8-12 x 4-6 cm, broadly elliptic or oblong, rounded at base, abruptly acuminate at apex, crenate-serrate along margin, thin-coriaceous, stellately pubescent, sparsely so above and along the nerves beneath; basally 3-nerved; petiole 0.7-1 cm long, stellate-pubescent; stipules 0.5-0.6 cm long, linear, caducous. Inflorescence axillary and terminal, many-flowered umbellate cymes; peduncles 1-3 together, 3-4.5 cm long, stellate-pubescent; bracts 0.5-0.6 cm long, linear, channeled, puberulent; pedicels 0.8-1.2 cm long in flower, to 2 cm long in fruits. Flowers 0.8 -1 cm across. Sepals 5, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-1.8 x 0.3 cm, light grayish, reflexed and curled, longitudinally ribbed, stellately-tomentose without, and pubescent at the base within. Petals 5, linear-oblong, narrow, 0.5-0.6 cm long, obtuse-apiculate at apex, base densely appressed pilose, gland to 0.2 cm. Andro-gynophore distinctly 4- grooved, to 2.5 mm, stellate-hairy discoid glands at base. Stamens 5-10 mm long; filaments glabrous; anthers 2-celled. Ovary globose, villous, to 1 mm long, 4-locular with 1 ovule in each locule; style 0.6-0.7 cm long, puberulent 1/3 from the base; stigma shallowly 4-5 grooved. Drupe deeply 2-partite, lobes emarginate, 1.5-2 cm wide, black at maturity, sparsely stellate-hairy; pyrenes 2-per lobe, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-October
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests and sacred groves
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
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