Grewia bracteata Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 243 1821. (Syn: Grewia obtusa Wall. ex Dunn; Grewia wightiana J.R.Drumm.);
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
Grewia bracteata Roth,
scandant shrub in the hills from Roaykota hill, Krishnagiri dt, Tamilnadu
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Kindly identify this Grewia sp.
Habit: A large shrub
Habitat: Wild, Dry deciduous forest
Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 900 msl
Possibly Grewia bracteata!!
Thanks, …, for Id. I think match with images at Grewia bracteata
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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.
Your flower is now on the site:
Permanent link: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Wight%27s%20Crossberry.html
Please ID the plant. Photographs were taken on 19.5.2013 in Chamundi hills, Mysore.
Grewia umbellifera , Tiliaceae 🙂
To me appears closer to images at Grewia bracteata Roth
Thanks for reposting for the proper ID.
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We possibly do not have images of Grewia orientalis in efi.
May I request you to pl. post them on efi group.
I think your images of Grewia orientalis at FOI are of Grewia bracteata as per
Pl. get these corrected in FOI site.
Pl. see images of Grewia orientalis at
Pl find attached the photos of Grewia orientalis as per your request.
Thanks, … However, these are of Grewia bracteata as per
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.).
Was lucky to see the flowering.
Hope these will help in the id of this Grewia Species.
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.
The flowers looks more like
Yes I agree with …, it is Grewia rhamnifolia only
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.