Grewia orbiculata Rottler

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia orbiculata Rottler
  • Vernacular name : Kala Dhaman (Hindi); Mirga Chara (Oria)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common in deciduous forests to 900m. Straggler at low altitudes and tree at high altitudes.
  • Key identification features : Small tree, leaves grey tomentose beneath
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh, Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 23/03/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0620
  • Collection Locality : Yercaud-Salem Ghat road, Salem district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : All districts of Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Hassan district, Bengaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Konkan
    • Odisha : Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • 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; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Grewia orbiculata. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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