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Useful Tropical Plants

Grewia hirsuta

Vahl

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Grewia montana J.Koenig ex Wight & Arn.

Grewia obliqua Juss.

Grewia pilosa Roxb.

Grewia roxburghii G.Don

Grewia tomentosa Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.

Grewia trichodes Voigt

Common Name:

Grewia hirsuta
Flowering stems
Photograph by: J.M.Garg
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Grewia hirsuta Grewia hirsuta

General Information

Grewia hirsuta is a shrub or a small tree that can grow up to 5 metres tall[
942
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium; Bangkok.
Year
1986
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.
].
The plant is obtained from the wild for local use as a source of fibre.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

942
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium; Bangkok.
Year
1986
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.

Habitat

Mixed deciduous, and dry evergreen forests; often occurring on limestone; at elevations from 200 - 1,500 metres[
942
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium; Bangkok.
Year
1986
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height3.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

A good quality fibre is obtained from the bark. It is used for making ropes[
942
Title
Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) No. 16
Publication
 
Author
 
Publisher
The Forest Herbarium; Bangkok.
Year
1986
ISBN
0495-3843
Description
A botanical journal, publishing papers on taxonomy (especially vascular plants), nomenclature, phylogeny, systematics, plant geography, and floristics; also morphology, palynology, cytotaxonomy, chemotaxonomy, anatomy and other relevant disciplines.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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