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  Grewia serrulata
 
  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Grewia serrulata DC., Prodr. 1: 510. 1824; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 83. 1985; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 509. 1993; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 492. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 170. 2009. Grewia glabra Blume, Bijdr. 115. 1825; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 97. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 33. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 70. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 94. 1990; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 19. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 72. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 44. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 107. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 39. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 36. 2002. Grewia disperma sensu Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 118(84). 1915 non Rottl. ex Spreng. 1825; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 99. 2005. Grewia laevigata sensu Mast. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 389. 1874, non Vahl 1790.
  Malayalam Name(s): Aanakottimaram, Kallai, Kottimaram
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Kaori
  Description: Small trees, bark greyish-white, smooth, thin with vertical striations, branchlets slender, glabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; stipules lateral; petiole 5-10 mm, slender, stellate-pubescent, swollen tipped; lamina 5-13 x 2-5 cm, elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, base acute or round, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate, margin serrate, sparsely stellate-pubescent on both sides when young, glabrous when matured; 3-ribbed from base, lateral nerves 4-5 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent. Flowers bisexual, yellowish-white, axillary in umbellate cymes; peduncles 3 times longer than petiole; sepals 5, free, 3-nerved, stellate pubescent outside; petals 5, white, ovate, shorter than sepals, often notched; stamens many, inserted on a short glandular torus; style longer than stamens; stigma fimbriate. Fruit a drupe, 1-4 lobed, globose, glabrous, greenish-black when ripe.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Kasaragode, Idukki, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Tropical Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Choodal, Mullakkudy, Dhoni R. F., Nadugani ghats, Vengoli, Pampa valley, Aruvanpara, Chandanathode, Chindaki forest, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Mukkali forests, Siruvani slopes, Beemanadi, Karuvarakundu, Punchakolli, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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