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  Grewia obtusa
 
  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Grewia obtusa Wall. ex Dunn in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117(83). 1915; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 46. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 37. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 99. 2005. Grewia bracteata auct. non Heyne ex Roth 1821; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 384. 1874p.p; Daniel & Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3:502.1993; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 486. 2005.
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  Description: Shrubs, branchlets dark, lenticellate, young ones brown tomentose. Leaves 13 x 5 cm, ovate-elliptic, apex obtuse, base obtuse, secondary nerves arched, glabrous, with hairy domatia in the nerve axils, margins finely serrate; petiole to 1.5 cm; stipules lanceolate, tomentose. Cymes leaf opposed, many flowered, white, golden tomentose; buds oblong, golden tomentose; peduncles to 1 cm; bracts 7 mm, linear; sepals 2 x 0.5 cm, oblong, curved when mature; petals 0.5 cm; torus 3 mm; filaments unequal, to 1.5 cm, white; ovary 4 mm, hirsute, style 1.2 cm; stigma capitate, laciniate.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta
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  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Alampetty, Mulangampetty, Karimala, Lower Moozhiar
   
 
   
 
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