Grewia serrulata DC.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia disperma Rottler ex Spreng.; Grewia glabra Blume; Grewia multiflora Juss.; Grewia laevigata auct. non Vahl 1790
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia serrulata DC.
  • Common name : Kaori
  • Vernacular name : Gulgollop, Kala Dhaman, Kaori (Marathi); Tegala, Potriki (Telugu); Aanakoottimaram, Kallai, Kottimaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Widely distributed in mixed forests
  • Comments / notes : Of common occurrence. There seems to be no agreement on the Geographical distribution of this species as also on the identification validation of the collections from Western Ghats - vs Eastern Peninsular India. R.S. Rao (Flora of West Godavari district, 1986) is being followed here to synonimise G. serrulata DC. and G. glabra Blume
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 4681
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Latur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Mayurbhanj district, Ganjam district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district), Kalrayan Hills (Salem district), Pachamalai Hills (Tiruchirapalli district), Bodamalai Hills (Salem district), Chitteri Hills (Vellore district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Yelagiri Hills (Vellore district), Dharmapuri Hills (Dharmapuri district), Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district), Gingee Hill (Villipuram district), Javadu Hills (Tiruvannamalai district), Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Cuddalore district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, Myanmar, Malay Archipelago, Australia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Saldanha, 1984; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1. pp.198.; Matthew, K.M., 1983. The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1).pp.166; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 serrulata. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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