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  Grewia orientalis
 
  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Grewia orientalis L., Sp. Pl. (ed.2) 964. 1763; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 117(84). 1915; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 506. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 90. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 44. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 37. 2002; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 491. 2005. Grewia columnaris J.E. Smith, Rees, Cyclop. 17: 5. 1811; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 383. 1874.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kayyonnar, Payippala
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs, branchlets tomentose. Leaves 4-7 x 3-3.5 cm, ovate or obovate, apex acuminate, base truncate or subcordate, crenulate, tomentose above, glabrous below; petiole to 8 mm. Cymes axillary or leaf opposed; sepals 5, to 3 mm, lanceolate, pubescent; petals 5, to 7 mm, emarginate; ovary elongate, strigose. Drupe slightly 4-lobed, lobes to 8 mm, subglobose shortly bristly.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Tropical Africa
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thekkady, Thenmalai
   
 
   
 
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