Grewia hirsuta Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 84 1790. (syn. Grewia montana J.König ex Wight & Arn.; Grewia obliqua Juss.; Grewia pilosa Roxb. [Illegitimate]; Grewia roxburghii G.Don; Grewia tomentosa Roxb. ex Wight & Arn. [Illegitimate]; Grewia trichodes Voigt);
India: Fairly common in deciduous forests. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as per BSI Flora of India;
Nagbala, Kukurbicha • Assamese: huktapata, hukta-pata • Bengali: kukurbicha • Hindi: kakarundah, kukurbicha, phrongli • Kannada: udipe, dadachelu, gandaudipe, chikkudipe • Khasi: soh synting • Marathi: govli • Oriya: kakarolim • Sanskrit: gudasarkara, nagabala • Tamil: kalunnu, tavidu, tavadu, tavuttai • Telugu: chimachipuru, jibilike, chitti jana, jibilika;
Grewia hirsuta (Nagbala, Kukurbicha) – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Grewia hirsuta (Nagbala, Kukurbicha) on 30/8/09 in Narshapur forest near Hyderabad, AP.
One realises the beauty after going through the minute details in a photograph.
Fruiting Plant for ID | 24Jun10AR03 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Kind Request to ID this fruiting plant
Appears to be some Grewia species. Without flowers difficult to comment on the species.
Precisely this shrub is Grewia hirsuta, I could taste the Honey-sweet of these fruits when we were in field works; common in dry deciduous forests.
First I hesitated to eat this fruit owing to its hirsuite nature, but it is really good.
Local Tamil name: Thaen kallai [seeds of honey]
I agree with …
Thanks for the ID. Grewia hirsuta.
Check the link below for some beautiful flowers of G. Hirsuta (courtesy- …)
Malvaceae week: Grewia hirsuta fruits: Name: Grewia hirsuta Vahl.
Location: Sathyamangalam RF, TN
Date: 12 Dec 2008
Altitude: 900 -1000 ASL
Local Tamil name: Thean Kallai (Honey capsules); fondly devoured by herbivores and Bears especially…
Adding flower of the same species. This location is at Chennai (Nanmangalam RF; Alt c.10 m) on 21 Oct 2008
Malvaceae week : Grewia hirsuta.: Malvaceae week : Grewia hirsuta.
Malvaceae fortnight :: Grewia hirsuta :Pune : SMP35 : 3 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Indeed, really beautiful!! Its G. hirsuta, noticed because of uni-sexual flowers, missing pistil in it.
Found in Bangalore
Yes Grewia hirsuta.
26th September 2014
Apparently look like Grewia hirsuta, though most of the times I have seen it in unisexual flowers, there are bisexuals too!!
We will wait for fruit, it will help to provides provide proper ID of it
Thank you very much … I will wait for the fruits and post them soon.
Here are the fruits observed on the same plant today- Attachments (4).
I think it is Grewia hirsuta, too. Nice pictures!
Thank you Anurag for follow up!!
Yes it is Grewia hirsuta !!! Agree with …
Kindly identify this shrub/ bush photographed at the herbal park, Tiruvannamalei, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.
Agree with … Grewia hirsuta
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Please help me identify this plant.
is it Trema? or Grevia?
It looks like Grewia hirsuta.
It is Grewia laevigata [G.serrulata].
It is Grewia serrulata
… id is correct.
attaching same flower
Here is a link for some details & vernacular names of Grewia laevigata (G.serrulata) :http://flickr.com/photos/91314344@N00/1843390318
Beautiful pictures from both … What are your locations of these plants?
I took this photograph in the Hyderabad University campus in Gachibowli.
I used to see a lot of Grewia trees on Vetal hill/Hanuman Tekdi In Pune.
What about Gavali (Grewia helicterifolia syn G polygama). Pl. check & let us know pl. Here is a link for details: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242422697
Here is … reply in another mail:
“… has corrected it as Grewia hirsuta. According to him…….
The plant is hirsut and the flowers are very shortly pedicellate. The buds are un-ribbed. The plant is G. hirsuta. G. serrulata has flowers 3 cm, leaves glabrous, pedicels long and buds ribbed. Former is a plant of dry hills and the latter is a plant of hill forests.
Flower size 1 cm. Colour white.
Please help me identifying the attached plant images.
Habit: Small shrub. Unarmed
Leaves : Alternate, Oblong, elliptic, finely serrate.
Flowers : not in flowering.
Fruits: 4 lobed – 4 seeded, reddish purple when ripe
Really sorry for poor image quality.
Is this from Rhamnaceae ?
details of habitat, location and season of fruiting etc would be helpful!
Thanks for your response. Following are the additional details.
Location: Talegaon Dabhade, District Pune
Habitat: Road side, fallow land
Fruiting / flowering season: Difficult to guess since the berries are dry and must have been on the plant for more than 1 month or so. (8.3.14)
Seeds : 4 nos
Leaves resemble to that of Zizyphus sp. interms of venation, appearance etc.
Not sure if this will be helpful.
It could be Grewia serrulata
Thank you for the possible id. Am convinced about Grewia sp. The thing going against G.serrulata is the berries in G.serrulata are deeply 2 lobed. In this case the berries are distinctly 4 lobed.
I guess I will have to wait for the flowers for the id to be conclusive.
I have seen them 4 lobed in G. serrulata, but best to wait for the flowers, as you said
For me its Grewia hirsuta!