Grewia abutilifolia Vent. ex Juss.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia aspera Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia abutilifolia Vent. ex Juss.
  • Vernacular name : Kaviya (Tamil); Guvvatada (Telugu); Bhamola, Ryna (Oria); Chikankarbat, Chikan Kharata, Kharphulsa, Kirmith (Marathi); Pampukonta (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, moist deciduous forests and hill slopes up to 1400m.
  • Comments / notes : Common in high elevations. This is one of the largest leaved species in Grewia.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Krishna district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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.
  • 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 abutilifolia. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.

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