[efloraofindia:35385] Grewia for id 200510MK1

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Muthu Karthick

May 20, 2010, 5:08:46 AM5/20/10
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Dear all, 
Please help to identify this species.
Is this Grewia sp.?


30-04-2010 / 11:00 AM

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- 

Mudumalai WLS; 800 msl; TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- 

Moist Deciduous Forest

Plant Habit-

Shrub or small tree


Up to 2 metre

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 

10 x 12cm

Inflorescence Type/ Size- 

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- 

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- 


Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- 

Muthu Karthick, N
Junior Research Fellow
Care Earth Trust
Chennai - 61

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Neil Soares

May 20, 2010, 6:43:56 AM5/20/10
to indiantreepix, Muthu Karthick
 It is the Indian Screw Fruit Bush [Helicteres isora] locally called Murudsheng.
                    With regards,
                      Neil Soares.

--- On Thu, 5/20/10, Muthu Karthick <nmk...@gmail.com> wrote:

Muthu Karthick

May 20, 2010, 7:09:48 AM5/20/10
to Neil Soares, indiantreepix
Thank you Neilji.
Yes, now I got it to be Helicteres isora L. of Sterculiaceae.
Sorry for my wrong id as Grewia.

tanay bose

May 20, 2010, 7:39:30 AM5/20/10
to Muthu Karthick, Neil Soares, indiantreepix
Helicteres isora it is I have seen it twice in Indian Botanic Garden Sibpur Howrah (Sir J C Bose Botanic Garden)
Tanay Bose
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Satish Chile

May 20, 2010, 7:44:27 AM5/20/10
to tanay bose, Muthu Karthick, Neil Soares, indiantreepix
This is Helicteres isora. This is called Maror Phal in hindi on account of its twisted pods. This is said to be a remedy for stomachache.
Dr. Satish Kumar Chile

Dinesh Valke

May 20, 2010, 10:22:04 AM5/20/10
to Satish Chile, tanay bose, Muthu Karthick, Neil Soares, indiantreepix
Helicteres isora ... is commonly known as: East Indian screw tree, nut-leaved screw tree • Bengali: antamora • Hindi: मरोड़ फली maror phali • Kannada: yedamuri • Malayalam: isora-murri, valampiri • Marathi: अटी ati, धामणी dhamani, केवण kewan, मुरडशेंग muradsheng • Oriya: murmuria • Sanskrit: अवर्तनि avartani, मृग शृङ्ग mrigashringa • Sindhi: vurkatee • Tamil: வலம்புரி valampuri • Telugu: నులితడ nulitada • Urdu: مروڙ پهلي maror phali

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