Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)
Tiliaceae

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Grewia rhamnifolia Heyne ex Roth

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Lanceolate, Ovate

Leaf Apex

Acuminate

Leaf Base

Sub-Cordate

Leaf Margin

Crenulate

Habit : A large shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional on the plains from the coast to 400m. Peninsular India, Sri Lanka.

Indigenous Information : Cattle and elephant feed on the plant. Wood used as fuel.

 

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Names:


Irula : Kothi puduka, Erattali kalli



Flower:

In axillary or terminal cymes, white. Flowering from May-August.

Fruit :

A drupe, globose, four-lobed, velvety. Fruiting throughout the year.

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Tiliaceae