Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Basionym : Chadara tenax Forssk.
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia populifolia Vahl; Grewia betulifolia Juss.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori
  • Vernacular name : Acchu (Tamil); Kadara Kaya (Telugu); Gangi, Gango, Gangudi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Fruit sweet, edible
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12/10/2010
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 tenax. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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