Grewia umbellifera Bedd., Fl. Sylv. S. India Manual: 37 1870. ;
 
India: Common in moist deciduous and semievergreen forests. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as per BSI flora of India;
GREW-ee-uh — named for Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), an English physician and author … Dave’s Botanary
um-bell-LIF-er-ah — bearing umbels … Dave’s Botanary 

commonly known asghat crossberry • Kannadaಬಿಳಿಸುರಿ bilisuri • Malayalamഭസ്മവള്ളി bhasmavalliകൊക്കിവള്ളി kokkivalli 

Large scandent woody shrubs, bark brown, rough. Leaves oblong or elliptic-oblong, acute or acuminate, base rounded or acute, dentate or serrulate, sparsely stellately hairy below when young, 7-12 x 3-6 cm; 3-nerved at base. Flowers in axillary and terminal umbels, peduncles longer than the petioles. Petals white, oblong, 1 cm long. Drupe yellowish-red, fleshy, 2-4 lobed, glabrous.

Flowering and fruiting: March-May
Evergreen forests
Western Ghats

 
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82-TSP-ID-23JUN2016-3: Grewia sp @ Bisle for ID : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)

Kindly identify this Grewia sp. 

Habit: Tree 

Habitat: Wild, Evergreen forest. 

Sighting: Sakaleshpur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl 

Date: 22-01-2016


Marvellous pictures & complete set, …


Most probably Grewia umbellifera. Let us wait for validating comment(s).


Yes, I agree with …!!  Excellent Pics …, Thank you for sharing.


 

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ANDEC85 Grewia umbellifera : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11).

Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
28th December 2014


Thank you … for this detailed and beautiful depiction


It was a very beautiful find for me too.


Very nice upload. Though I have never seen this I thank you for showing the inflorescence and stipules which are important in identifying Grewias.
Hope it’s umbellate here as the name suggests.


Thank you … Thank you too … It is indeed umbellate sir. And yes, … and I once had a very long discussion on Grewia sp. and I would never be able to forget how he stressed on the importance of the length of various parts of the inflorescence individually and in relation with each other such as pedicel, peduncle etc. and not to mention the shape and presence of stipules too.

 

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ANJAN24/24 Please identify this tree : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7) 

Date: 25th December 2014
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Short tree


Looks like a Grewia sp. ..


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


Looks like a species of Grewia


Probably Grewia umbellifera, but it is a scandent shrub


Thank you ma’am.

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it were a scandent shrub and I mistook it for a tree! Happens to me all the time.


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ANNOV19/19 Grewia sp. for identification : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (11)

Family: Tiliaceae/ Malvaceae
Date: May 2015
Place: Kodachadri, Shimoga District, Karnataka

Habit: Straggling shrub
Habitat: Disturbed wet deciduous forest

Measurements:
1) Leaf length and width- 8cm & 3cm
2) Petiole- .5 cm
3) Peducle- 4cm
4) Pedicel- 1.5-2 cm
5) Lobes of fruits- 1, 2 or 3 (in most fruits), one fruit was with 4 lobes
Grewia sp. in Karnataka.


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


Apparently look likes Grewia umbellifera


May be Grewia helicterifolia…but key in Maharashtra may not apply if there are additional species.


It is Grewia umbellifera Bedd. 

 

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Agumbe Ghat :: Grewia umbellifera :: DVJAN06 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 4 images.

Agumbe Ghat (part of Someshwara Wildlife Sanctuary) … Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka

Date: 28 DEC 2014 Altitude: about 600 m asl at crest, about 250 m asl at foothill
Grewia umbellifera Bedd. (family: Malvaceae, also placed in Tiliaceae)


Very impressive

umbel in an umbel it seems

how in the world did you get the flowers I cant see where could the be in the tree picture

love it, you do what seems very difficult to me right now


Thank you very much, …

There were just few flowers on the tree; it is difficult to find them in photo – because the view is large and wide – from almost 5 – 6 m away.
However, from a metre’s distance – as in second-last photo – it is difficult to miss the flower.


Nice captions, …, Its a scrambling shrub!! I always found scrambled on other tree species


Thank you very much … for the appreciation; and very very much for the enlightenment 🙂 This is my second sighting but did not realize that the plant is a scrambler !!


 

 

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via Species‎ > ‎G‎ > Grewia umbellifera Bedd. … family: Malvaceae ~ Tiliaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
GREW-ee-uh — named for Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), an English physician and author … Dave’s Botanary
um-bell-LIF-er-ah — bearing umbels … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known asghat crossberry • Kannadaಬಿಳಿಸುರಿ bilisuri • Malayalamഭസ്മവള്ളി bhasmavalliകൊക്കിവള്ളി kokkivalli 
botanical namesGrewia umbellifera Bedd. … synonyms: no synonym known … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
December 28, 2014 … along Agumbe Ghat 


Wow, picture perfect!
A small correction in the Malayalam script ഭസ്മവള്ളി Bhasmavalli



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Malvaceae Fortnight ::Grewia umbellifera ::Karnataka :: PKAJUL72:: : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)

This one is a Large Shrub, around 4 m tall.
Location: Doraikatte Hill Top (near Motigudda village), Karnataka.
Bot. name: Grewia umbellifera
Family: Tiliaceae


 

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Grewia umbellifera Bedd. SN Aug 41 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).  

Grewia umbellifera Bedd. shrub/ small tree from Coorg , Karnataka

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