Grewia helicterifolia Wall., Gen. Hist. 1: 548 1831. (syn: Grewia angustifolia Wall.; Grewia hirsuta Roxb.);
India Subcontinent to Peninsula Malaysia: Assam, Bangladesh, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Himalaya as per POWO;
India (Himachal Pradesh, Indian Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu), Bangladesh, Pakistan (Chitral, Pakistani Punjab), Myanmar [Burma], Sri Lanka, peninsular Malaysia (Perlis, Langkawi Isl., Kedah), Nepal as per CoL:

Grewia helicterifolia Wall. ex G. Don:

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude:  438m.
Date: 28 August 2021
Habit : Wild

Somewhat close to images at Grewia hirsuta
Yes, your id of Grewia helicterifolia Wall. ex G. Don appears correct as per POWO  specimen and description in Flora of Pakistan.

Yes, from the image it appears to be G. helicterifolia.
Though its difficult to distinguish among G. hirsuta, G. polygama and G. helicterifolia without having a closer look.

Pl. check the link below for 10 very high res. images:
10 very high res. images can be seen here


Grewia polygama for validation–Yamunanagar, Haryana:: NS August 2022 (14): 5 images.

This shrub was recorded in flowers from Yamunanagar, Haryana…
If the identification is confirmed, it will be an addition to the database of eFI..

I guess Grewia helicterifolia Wall.

For me it appears like G. polygama

How is it different from Grewia helicterifolia ?
Neither FBI nor BSI Flora of India, list G. polygama Roxb. separately.
Is there any publication giving the keys/ differences between the two?




POWO  specimen  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of peninsular India  India Biodiversity Portal  Plant illustrations  Useful Tropical Plants  instituteofayurveda

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