Grewia villosa Willd.

  • 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 villosa Willd.
  • Common name : Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved crossberry
  • Vernacular name : Battigargale (Kannada); Kharmati (Marathi); Thottukalla (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Occasional in scrub jungles and dry deciduous forests along the Ghats in the east and west of the peninsula up to 650m. Also along river banks
  • Key identification features : Shrub with five nerved velvety leaves
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 26/06/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36430
  • Collection Locality : K.K. Kottala, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Kurnool district, Guntur district, Prakasam district, Krishna district, Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district,Aurangabad district, Beed district, Jalna district, Thane district, Pune district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Krishnagiri district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, The Nilgiri district, Ramanathapuram district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; 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. villosa. Downloaded on 29 March 2020.

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