Grewia flavescens Juss. Main specimen
Malvaceae
{ Description | Flower }

The flowers of Grewia flavescens are bright yellow, 1.5-2 cm across and they are grouped in axillary 3-flowered clusters (cymes).
The peduncle is about 5-6 mm long covered with long hairs.
The bracts are ovate, 4 cm long and 3 mm wide with an acute apex.
The calyx is composed of 5 sepals. They are linear, 1.5 cm long and 0.25 cm wide, bright yellow above and greenish stellate-tomentose beneath. They curve back when the flower is in full bloom.
The corolla is composed of 5 bright yellow petals, hairy only at the base. They are linear, 1.5 cm long and 2 mm wide with a bifid tip.
The yellow stamens are numerous with 8-12 mm long filiform filaments and tiny versatile anthers.
The ovary is globose and 2-celled. The style is 12 mm long with a trifid and pointed stigma.
The flower is fragrant.

Grewia flavescens flowers in bloom and buds
Grewia flavescens flowers in bloom and buds
Grewia flavescens flowers and buds cluster on the right (a cyme)
Grewia flavescens reproductive structures : numerous stamens and a trifid pistil
Grewia flavescens flowers cluster
Grewia flavescens flowers in bloom
Grewia flavescens flower and buds
Grewia flavescens flower and buds
Date of collection
26/11/2014
Collected by
N.L.I.B.
GPS coordinates
11.99426 N - 79.82384 E
Locality
Pitchandikulam Forest, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India