Grewia heterotricha Mast., Fl. Brit. India 1: 385 1874. (syn: Grewia lawsoniana J. R. Drummond; Grewia ritchiei Mast.);
India (Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala) as per CoL;
India, Nicobar Islands as per POWO;

Scandent shrubs. Leaves alternate, elliptic-ovate, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, subcordate, obtuse or rounded at base, crenate-serrate at margin, acute or acuminate at apex, 5-13 x 2.5-7.5 cm, scabrid on both surfaces, sometimes harshly tomentose beneath, 3-nerved; petioles to 1.3 cm long. Flowers in axillary or leaf-opposed umbelled cymes; buds oblong, acute, 1.5-1.8 cm long, brown-tomentose; peduncles 2.5-11 cm long; pedicels 1-2.5 cm long. Sepals linear-oblong, 1.5-1.8 cm long, densely pubescent outside. Petals oblong-lanceolate, acute, 7-9 mm long, white; glands ca 3 mm long. Receptacle ca 9 mm long, villous. Androgynophore to 1.2 cm long.Ovary subglobose, ca 1.5 mm across, pilose; stigma obscurely 4 or 5 lobed. Drupes 4-lobed, 1-2 cm across, glabrescent, black-purple and fleshy.
Flowering and fruiting: March-December
Evergreen forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)


ANFEB31 Please identify this shrub : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)

Can it any Grewia sp.?
Date: 26th December 2014
Place: Agumbe, Karnataka
Habit: Shrub

Image DSC 0617 is not Grewia

But apart all are Grewia species.  

Appears close to images at  Grewia umbellifera Bedd., but can not be confirmed with these images.

Willing to know actual habit? A shrub or scandent shrub?

It appears to be G. heterotricha. Flower images would have helped much more, but the location information agrees with my own observations from the locality.




References: POWO (Microcos heterotricha (Mast.) Burret) Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of peninsular India India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora (The Flora of the Bombay Presidency) Kerala plants

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