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  Grewia tiliifolia
 
  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Grewia tiliifolia Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 35. 1790; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 386. 1874, "tiliaefolia"; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 118(84). 1915; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 97. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 84. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 34. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 71. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 87. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 94. 1990; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 511. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 90. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 44. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 13,19. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 72. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 45. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 108. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 40. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 47. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 37. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 115. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 99. 2005; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 493. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 171. 2009. Grewia leptopetala Brandis, Indian Trees 100. 1906. Grewia tiliifolia Vahl var. leptopetala (Brandis) Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 142. 1901. Grewia tiliifolia Vahl var. argentea Burrett, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem. 9: 659. 1926.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chadachi, Dhanauna-vriksham, Unnam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Dhaman
  Description: Large trees, bark dark brown or greyish-brown, rough, vertically striated; branchlets stellate-tomentose. Leaves simple, alternate, 6-36 x 3-24 cm, broadly ovate or obliquely ovate to round, base obliquely cordate or subcordate, apex acute, margin double serrate or crenate-serrate, glabrescent above and hoary pubescent beneath, coriaceous; stipules 7-10 mm, lateral, auricled; 5-7-ribbed from base, prominent, lateral nerves 3-6 pairs, pinnate, prominent, intercostae scalariform, prominent; petiole 8-35 mm, stout, swollen tipped, pubescent. Flowers bisexual, yellow, in axillary umbels; peduncle 1.5-2 cm long. Sepals 5, pubescent. Petals 5, yellow, half the length of sepals, entire or notched, densely tomentose outside.sSamens many, free, inserted on a glandular torus, gland densely villous on the margin. Ovary superior, globose, hirsute, 2-4-celled, ovules 2-many; style subulate; stigma obscurely lobed, recurved. Fruit a drupe, globose to subglobose, reddish-purple, 2-lobed, sparsely hairy.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kasaragode, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Ernakulam
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Tropical Africa, India to Indo-China
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-750
  Localities: Peechi, Vazhachal, Palapally, Kattalappara, Alampetty, Thekkady, Parambikulam, Orukomban, Tolpetty, Kannoth, Walayar, Dhoni R. F., Mukkali forests, Mananthavady, Sulthanbathery, Nilambur, Aruvanpara, Thekkuthode, Pampa valley, Begur, Periya, Tirunalli, E
   
 
   
 
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