India: Common in moist deciduous forests; Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and Malaysia as per BSI Flora of India;
GREW-ee-uh — named for Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), an English physician and author
a-bew-tih-lee-FOH-lee-uh — having leaves like Abutilon (the Arabic word for a mallow-like plant)

commonly known as: mallow-leaved crossberry • Kannada: ಜಾನಿ ಗಿಡ jani gida, ಕರಡಿಕಲ್ಲಿ karadikalli • Konkani: कौरी kowri • Khasi: soh eitblang • Marathi: किरमीठ kirmith • Oriya: ryna • Telugu: గువ్వతడ guvvatada, పెద్దతడ peddatada

Native of: s China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
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Malvaceae week :: Grewia abutilifolia:  Grewia abutilifolia Vent. ex Juss.

GREW-ee-uh — named for Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), an English physician and author
a-bew-tih-lee-FOH-lee-uh — having leaves like Abutilon (the Arabic word for a mallow-like plant)
[image: Grewia abutilifolia]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi…>
Jul 3, 2010 at Tungwadi near Lonavala
commonly known as: mallow-leaved crossberry • Kannada: ಜಾನಿ ಗಿಡ jani gida, ಕರಡಿಕಲ್ಲಿ karadikalli • Konkani: कौरी kowri • Khasi: soh eitblang • Marathi: किरमीठ kirmith • Oriya: ryna • Telugu: గువ్వతడ guvvatada, పెద్దతడ peddatada
Native of: s China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
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किरमीठ)]<http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.flickr.com%2Fphotos%2Fdi…>…
Jul 3, 2010 at Tungwadi near Lonavala
– … more views:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Grewiaabutilifolia&m…



 

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Small shrub for ID : 140714 : RV 2  : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4).

Please help to identify this Grawia…. picture taken today (14.7.14) in SGNP, Mumbai….

very small, about 3 feet tall shrub.


This is Phalsa [Grewia asiatica].


I think this could be Grewia abutilifolia. G. asiatica has yellow coloured flowers.


My photographs of Phalsa are available at these links : Google Groups  Google Groups


Agree with … Grewia abutilifolia Vent. ex Juss, a common shrub of open patches in moist deciduos forests.…: These are in abundance along the Shilonda trail too.



 

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Malvaceae Fortnight :: Grewia sp? ::Chiplun :: PKAJUL104:: : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Grewia sp? at Chiplun.


May be Grewia hirsuta


Grewia abutilifolia from my side!



 

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Grewia sp. for ID-140710-PKA1  : 11 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (4)

Came across this Grewia sp. on the way to Sagargad, Alibag. ID pl.
Family: Tiliaceae
Date/Time: 11-07-2010 / 16:30 hrs
Location: Ahead of Village Khandale on the way to Sagargad (near Alibag).
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit Shrub (approx. 2 to 3 m)
Leaves: Alternate, 4 to 8cm, irregularly serrate, base rounded, Petioles 1 to 1.5cm tomentose,
Flowers 1 to 1.5cm, sepals 5 white above greenish tomentose beneath, stamens many


I hope this is Grewia serrulata.


… or is it Grewia abutilifolia ?


Same plant, Yesterday at Alibag. Attachments (3)


Please consider Grewia hirsuta.


Grewia abutilifolia!!



Malvaceae Fortnight :: Grewia sp.?? ::Alibag :: PKAJUL71:: 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
Came across this Grewia sp. on the way to Sagargad, Alibag.
Family: Tiliaceae
Date/Time: 11-07-2010 / 16:30 hrs
Location: Ahead of Village Khandale on the way to Sagargad (near Alibag).

Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit Shrub (approx. 2 to 3 m)
Leaves: Alternate, 4 to 8cm, irregularly serrate, base rounded, Petioles 1 to 1.5cm tomentose,
Flowers 1 to 1.5cm, sepals 5 white above greenish tomentose beneath, stamens many

Grewiaspecies in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


In the first pic one leaf at the top-middle is broader than  the rest, in 2nd pic buds look short and ovoid, petal much shorter than sepal.

Please check probability of Grewia abutifolia Juss. (G. aspera Roxb.). But, I am not sure, you have many species over there. Attached here KEY (of white flowers) in ‘Botany of Bihar and Orissa’.

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Grewia abutilifolia possibly!!


Grewia abutilifolia



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01092017BHAR2 : 16 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 5 MB

Found in Yelagiri hills of Eastern ghats.
Shrub.
I doubt it pterospermum; but could not able to find the fruits in eFI site.


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… a wild wild guess … some Mallotus ?


Thanks, …  You may be right.


Fruits are matching with: Mallotus tetracoccus


Leaves & habit looks a bit different from images at Mallotus tetracoccus (Roxb.) Kurz


Yes. You are correct. May be a new species to efi.


It is Grewia species. leaf 3-nerved, drupe 2-4 lobed.


Very like Grewia abutilifolia. One of the variable Grewia species.



 

 

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Grewia flavescensFlower of
Grewia flavescens
Local Marathi name: Pitkuri

At Kanakeshwar, Alibag


Does not matches with images at Grewia flavescens Juss.


I think appears close to images at Grewia abutilifolia Vent. ex Juss.


Yes, it is Grewia abutilifolia !



 

 

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Grewia asiatica flowering  : 4 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.

Couldn’t find any of my photographs of Grewia asiatica [Phalsa] flowers in the archives of this group. Hence am sending them now. They were taken on my property at Shahapur. The shrubs are all wild.


Thanks a lot … for sharing these photos. If possible could you please tell the size of the leaves in these pix. Thanks again.


At a guesstimate, would say they are anywhere from 10 to 13 cms long.


These images may be of Grewia tiliifolia Vahl as Peduncles much longer than petioles in Grewia asiatica as per keys in BSI Flora of India


For me, it more look likes G. abutilifolia!



 

 

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Grewia for identification :: Dec MK01 : 15 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

Please help me identifying this Grewia species.
Habit: short tree / shrub up to 4m tall
Habitat: agri.fences / fallow land bushes
Location: Dharwad District, Karnataka
Alt.: 650 m asl
Date: 16 Nov 2017
However, fruits look different at the given link.

Looks like Grewia asiatica;


Peduncle is too short compared to pedicel, for it to be Grewia asiatica.


fruit pilose & leaf characters are considere for G.tilifolia the fruit is glabrous. really Grewia is a very difficult species


Not Grewia tiliifolia Vahl as per images herein.

Pl. check with images at Grewia villosa Willd.

the leaf and flower do not match with Grewia villosa; it is not Grewia tilifolia also

Its Grewia abutilifolia

Thanks, ….

Are they of the same species ?


Yes, they are.


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Thank you all for the help in ID. I am attaching more pics of the same plant from same location.

Fruits: not sweeter but edible; maturing black

Clicked on: 28 Dec 2017

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yes I agree with …, it is Grewia abitulifolia



1 image.

Bhopal; black soil; 8/12/2020


A photo of its dried fruit. 1 image

Grewia abutilifolia


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