Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori, Agric. Colon. 5(Suppl.): 23 1911 publ. 1912. (syn. Chadara tenax Forssk.; Grewia betulifolia Juss.; Grewia chadara Lam. [Illegitimate]; Grewia populifolia Vahl [Illegitimate]; Grewia ribesiifolia Hochst. ex Mast.; Grewia tenax var. capillipes Lanza; Grewia tenax var. glechomifolia Chiov.; Grewia tenax var. ribesifolia Fiori);
India: Occasional in scrub jungles. Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh Delhi, Assam, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh: Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Afghanistan, W. Asia and Tropical Africa as per BSI Flora of India;
Gagan, White Crossberry, Phalsa Cherry, Raisin bush • Hindi: गोंडनी Gondni • Telugu: Kaladi • Kannada: Kanger;
Sub erect to erect shrub. Flowers white (rarely yellowish white), solitary (rarely paired) on 1-2 cm long peduncles, 2-2.5 cm across; petals bilobed at the apex; fruit 5-7 mm, 2-4 lobed, orange-yellow with reddish tinge.
Malvaceae Fortnight- Post 27:: Grewia tenax from Punjab: NS August 12/12 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
This shrub is occasionally found along roadsides, not much common..
Present shots recorded from a place in Punjab..
Good collection of Grewia, including some interesting ones, Thank you very much for spreading and sharing these pictorial beauties.
Malvaceae Week: Grewia tenax from Delhi: Grewia tenax (Forsk.) Fiori in Agric. Colon 5. Suppl. 23. 1912.
Local names: Kango, gwangi
Suberect to erect shrub. Flowers white (rarely yellowish white), solitary (rarely paired) on 1-2 cm long peduncles, 2-2.5 cm across; petals bilobed at the apex; fruit 5-7 mm, 2-4 lobed, orange-yellow with reddish tinge.
Common on old Delhi Ridge
Please ID this very small tree, almost like a shrub, found on the slope of a hill near Hampi, Karnataka……. picture taken on 14th Oct,13.
… would it be Grewia tenax ?
Yes, … has IDd this correctly, yet giving size of at least one part seen in picture helps sure ID.
Agree with Grewia tenax.
Kindly identify this shrub growing in JNU campus, Delhi. Flowers in July. Does not appear to be Grewia tenax as has larger leaves
same observation was also made for the Grewia tenex of Kachchh district of Gujarat.
I think this is Grewia tenax only
The leaves of Grewia tenax can be as large as 3 inches (long & wide) if the plant is watered frequently. Perhaps this plant is receiving a generous amount of moisture/water from a nearby source.
This plant thrives in the dry conditions of Kachchh where it is quite common. The leaves are polymorphic; the variation in both the size and the shape has been documented in detail by the great botanist Jayakrishna Indraji in his Vanaspati Sastra (published in 1910).
Thank you … But the plant is actually growing near the boundary wall in a rocky region of JNU campus.
That is interesting. There might be several variables at work behind this unusual leaf size. Usually, the larger leaves of this plant are also relatively thinner when induced by an increase in soil moisture.
These are the photos taken at “Laling fort, Dhule”. Its a shrub.
Bot. name: Grewia populifolia (Grewia tenax).
Kindly identify this woody shrub with orange fruit found fairly commonly in scrub forests. the photographs here are from 2 locations, Ranthambore forest and scrub forest on the border of Ajmer and Rajsamand districts south of Beawar. Photographed in May 2015.
The orange fruits are about 5-8 mm each, in some cases 2 to 4 fruits are joint together. A local name in Rajasthan is Ganguni, tho there are supposed to be many types of ganguni so it is not a name for a unique species.
Beautiful complete set, …
Thank you … tho Im missing the flowers here.
Name: Grewia tenex
Yes Grewia tenax as suggested by …
Is this Malvaceae? 010210MK3 – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)
I found no flowers in this common shrub found on the exposed regions of Satyamangalam RF, yet could these fruits lead to identification?
Date: 18 Jan 2010
Its golden time to collect these fruits and prepare Shurbut/Sherbet. It is very good for general health.
Many thanks … for the id and information.
Also the fruits of Grewia hirsuta tastes like honey.
i think, Except image no . E117, remanining all are Grewia tenex ??????????????
Grewia tenax – efloraofindia | Google Groups : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Yes, this shrub is Grewia tenax (Forsk.) Fiori
Nice image of the strange flower of Grewia tenax.
Grewia tenax is not endemic to Rajasthan. It is also found in Tamil nadu.
Grewia tenax :: JJ – Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, March 2018 :: ARKAPR-05 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Clicked these pics at the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur, Rajasthan in March 2018.
Yes, it is. Beautiful pictures …
Grewia tenax : I’d confirm : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb or more.
Yes and superb pics of the flowers, In Kachchh Gujarat its an important ethnobotanical plant.
where are these pics from?
Yes. It is Grewia tenax. One of the rare Grewia species with solitary flowers.
Yes, it is Grewia tenax
Grewia tenax :: Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park :: 24 OCT 18 : 5 posts by 4 authors. 3 images.
Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park Jodhpur
Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 300 m (980 feet) asl
Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori
proves desert life is tenacious
Berberis sp bush with 4 lobed fruit – east Rajasthan : 7 posts by 5 authors. 2 images.
bush with 4 lobed fruit edible
Does not look like Berberis !
Close to Grewia erythraea.
Berberis have different color fruit, and some have leaves like this
It is Grewia erythraea.
It’s very close to Grewia tenax
Thanks, …, for the id.
I agree for Grewia tenax as per images and details herein.
Grewia erythraea does not have distribution in India as per details herein.