Grewia damine Gaertn.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia damine Gaertn.
  • Vernacular name : Barkudi, Bihul, Khanota (Marathi); Chittijana (Telugu); Ulpi (Kannada)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional. Branches are used for making walking sticks. Fruits are relished by Sloth Bears and birds
  • Key identification features : Bark hard, dark coloured, fissured but not scaly, reddish layers within.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Anantapur district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Raichur district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, The Nilgiri district
  • Native : India, Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Pakistan, Tropical Africa
  • 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; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; 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 damine. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.

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