Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Chadara tenax Forssk.
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia populifolia Vahl; Grewia betulifolia Juss.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori
  • Common name : White Crossberry, Phalsa Cherry, Raisin bush
  • Vernacular name :
    • Gondn (Hindi)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Fruit sweet, edible
  • Key identification features : Stems and branches whitish-grey to grey. Leaves irregular in shape, subcoriaceous. Buds oblong. Drupes 2 to 4-lobed, orange red.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 10/12/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 41982
  • Collection Locality : Kalasamudram, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Kadapa district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Dharwad district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Aurangabad district, Beed district, Jalna district, Nashik district, Solapur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Madurai district, Dharmapuri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Coimbatore district, Ramanathapuram district, Tiruchirapalli district
    • Haryana : Gurgaon district
    • Rajasthan : Jaipur district
  • Native : Sahara to Tanzania and S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Mauritius, West Asia, Afghanistan
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
    • Maheshwari K.J (1963). Flora of Delhi: 87-88
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Grewia tenax. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

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