Grewia nervosa (Lour.) Panigrahi

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MALVACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Grewia microcos L; Grewia microcos L.; Grewia ulmifolia Roxb.; Microcos paniculata L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia nervosa (Lour.) Panigrahi
  • Common name : Shiral
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests, sacred groves and scrub jungles
  • Key identification features : Medium sized tree with three flowered head of panicles and unlobed fruits
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1317, KFP 10948, KFP 12336, KFP 18115
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1.; 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 nervosa. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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