India: In dry deciduous forests, occasional. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka as per BSI Flora of India;

Flower- In axillary, terminal or leaf-opposed cymes; white, fading yellow. Flowering from June-October.

Fruit- A broadly ovoid drupe, 4-lobed, lobes obscure or deep, rusty. Fruiting July onwards.
Field tips- Leaves 3-nerved from base, nerve axils with a tuft of hairs below.
Leaf Arrangement- Alternate-distichous
Leaf Type- Simple
Leaf Shape- Ovate
Leaf Apex- Acuminate
Leaf Base- Rotund or obtuse
Leaf Margin- Irregularly serrate
Habit: A small straggling tree, upto 8m.
Found along stream banks and degraded areas from plains to 1000m. Occasional.
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka.
(Attributions- Keystone Foundation

Images by P. Santhan (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 


Grewia bracteata Roth SN Oct 41 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).
Grewia bracteata Roth,
scandant shrub in the hills from Roaykota hill, Krishnagiri dt, Tamilnadu

Images by tspkumar



80-TSP-ID-23JUN2016-1:Grewia sp @ Brahmasamudra for ID: 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Kindly identify this Grewia sp. 

Habit: A large shrub 

Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 22-06-2016

Possibly Grewia bracteata!!

Thanks, …, for Id. I think match with images at Grewia bracteata


Fwd: Grewia bracteata : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2) – 2 Mb each.

I have got a picture of Grewia bracteata (Syn: Grewia obtusa Wall. ex Dunn; Grewia wightiana J.R.Drumm.) and I could not find the picture in the FOI. You may kindly use if for FOI, if needed.
These pictures are taken from Horsley hills, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh on 10th of May.

Did you see this. I was so happy to see this one on flowers of India.


Re: MS ID 125 June 2013 – Request Id of the tree : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Please ID the plant.  Photographs were taken on 19.5.2013 in Chamundi hills, Mysore.  

Grewia species.

Grewia umbellifera , Tiliaceae 🙂

To me appears closer to images at Grewia bracteata Roth

Thanks for reposting for the proper ID.

Grewia bracteata images : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
We possibly do not have images of Grewia orientalis in efi.
May I request you to pl. post them on efi group.

Shrubby Bush For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 26JAN17 : AK-8 : 14 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen this bush in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens on 8th Jan.
With a few tiny brown hairy fruits.

Pl. check with Artocarpus lacucha

Not Artocarpus lacucha. That has been seen by me in Lalbagh.
… had given the directions. Leaves are very different.
Possibly … could help.


I am adding a cropped picture of the tiny fruit, roughly the size of a Ber (Ziziphus).

Its a species of Grewia

Please check for Actinidia species/ Actinidaceae. Fruit has resemblance to this species. But not sure.

Thanks … This fruit was very small as compared to Kiwi.

For me apparently look likes Grewia carpinifolia Juss. (=G. rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roxb.).


I was able to click some more pictures during my recent visit to Lalbagh.

Was lucky to see the flowering.
Hope these will help in the id of this Grewia Species.
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Some Hydnocarpus?

Reminds of Grewia serrulata.

…, the flowers look similar to your suggested id.
The leaves are smaller in my pictures.
Hope to get it validated.

It does look like Grewia carpinifolia Juss. (=G. rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roxb.) suggested by … as per the link

Grewia rhamnifolia as per images and discussions at Submission of Grewia rhamnifolia

My flowers look different from Grewia rhamnifolia in my post as well as Flowersofindia.

Yes, to me also appear close to images at Grewia bracteata Roth rather than those at Grewia rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roth

Yes I agree with …, it is Grewia rhamnifolia only 

Thanks, … But fruits also more closer to images at Grewia bracteata Roth rather than those at Grewia rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roth

It appears to be Grewia bracteata. 
A straggler, leaf base obtuse-rotund (subcordate in G. rhamnifolia)
Flower characters are almost similar for both the species. So closer examination is needed.

Thanks to all for helping me id this shrub. Will try to take close up pictures when I revisit the place.


Malvaceae: Grewia umbellifera Bedd.: 1 image.
location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997





The Plant List Ver.1.1  India Biodiversity Portal  Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details with keys)  

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