Grewia microcos from CBD hills

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Prashant awale

Jun 13, 2010, 2:28:55 AM6/13/10
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Dear Friends,
Came across this plant at CBD Belapur hills. Entire hill is dominated by this plant, presently in flowering stage.

Bot. name: Grewia microcos
Family: Tiliaceae
Date/Time: 12-06-2010 / 09:30AM
Location: CBD Belapur hills, Navi Mumbai
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Tree


tanay bose

Jun 13, 2010, 8:46:30 AM6/13/10
to Prashant awale, indiantreepix
Adding the description of this lovely photographed plant

Grewia microcos Linn., Syst. ed. 12. 2:602. 1767. Wight & Arn., Prodr. Fl. Penin. Ind. Or. 81. 1834; Masters in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:392. 1874; Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1:177. 1893.

  • Microcos paniculata Linn.

    A large shrub or medium sized tree. Young shoots stellate hairy. Leaves 3-costate, elliptic-lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 8.5-13.5 cm long, 4-5.5 cm broad, glabrous except for stellate hairs on veins and veinlets beneath, entire or slightly serrate; petiole 0.8-1.2 cm long, hairy; stipules linear-lanceolate, c. 8-10 mm long, acute-acuminate, stellate hairy. Cymes shortly pedunculate, 2-3-flowered, arranged in a terminal or axillary, 8-15 cm long, hairy panicle. Flowers yellowish-white, c. 8-10 mm across; pedicels small, hairy; bracts subulate, c. 3-4 mm long, caducous. Sepals linear-oblong, 6-7 mm long, 2.5-3 mm broad, densely hairy outside, cucullate at the apex. Petals oblong, about half as long as sepals, with hairy gland at the base, emarginate or irregularly serrate at the apex. Stamens numerous, filaments 3-4 mm long, hairy towards the base. Ovary subglobose, subglabrous, unlobed; style c. 3-4 mm long, glabrous, stigma 3-lobed. Drupe unlobed, subglobose-globose, c. 1 cm in diameter, glabrous, blackish-purple.


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Satish Phadke

Jun 13, 2010, 1:08:34 PM6/13/10
to Prashant awale, indiantreepix
Same as Grewia nervosa what I had seen in Amba ghat area few days back.
Dr Phadke


Prashant awale

Jun 13, 2010, 1:24:37 PM6/13/10
to Satish Phadke, indiantreepix
Yes Satish ji. I remember yr posting of same plant from Amba Ghat.

Dinesh Valke

Jul 28, 2010, 3:07:24 PM7/28/10
to Prashant awale, Satish Phadke, indiantreepix
Microcos paniculata (syn. Fallopia nervosa, Grewia microcos, Grewia nervosa, Microcos nervosa)
... commonly known as: microcos, panicled Indian linden • Assamese: pisoli, thengprenkeorong • Bengali: আসার asar • Garo: borsubret, bolchibins • Hindi: शिरल shiral • Kannada: ಅಭ್ರಂಗ abhranga • Khasi: dieng sohdkhar, dieng sohlienghadem • Konkani: असळी asali, चिवरा chivra • Malayalam: കൊട്ടക്ക kottakka • Marathi: हसोळी hasoli, शिरळा shirala • Tamil: தடம் tatam, விசாலம் visalam

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