Grewia laevigata Vahl

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia mallococa Blanco; Grewia multiflora Blanco; Grewia odorata Blume; Grewia ovalifolia Juss.; Grewia pedicellata Roxb.; Grewia racemosa Noronha; Grewia umbellata Roxb. ex DC.; Mallococca parva Blanco
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Grewia laevigata Vahl
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Common, especially in open planes and often along Seashores. 
  • Key identification features : A small tree, bark light grey, cut fibrous, white with creamy streaks. Flowers yellow, 2-5 umbellate in the leaf axils. Drupe hard and shining, 1-4 lobed, the lobes the size of a pea.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman Island
  • Native : Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Christmas I., Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Parthsarathy, N & Pragasan , A L 2009. Check List 5(3):542-569
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Pullaiah and Chennaiah, 1997 Fl. Andhra Pradesh, Vol. 1. pp. 153
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Parkinson, C.E. 1923. A Forest Flora of the Andaman Islands, Govt. of India, Shimla
    • 103
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Grewia laevigata. Downloaded on 30 May 2024.

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