Grewia umbellifera Bedd.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (Linden Or Jute Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : FALSA FAMILY (फालसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALVACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia umbellifera Bedd.
  • Common name : Ghat Crossberry
  • Vernacular name : Bilisuri (Kannada); Bhasmavalli, Kokkivalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Rare
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Collection Nos : KFP 982, KFP 1427, CJS 11602, CJS 14228
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : The Nilgiri district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Central and Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : 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; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; 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 umbellifera. Downloaded on 5 July 2020.

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