Grewia flavescens Juss. Main specimen
Malvaceae
{ Nomenclature }

  • Botanical name : Grewia flavescens
  • Author : Jussieu, Antoine Laurent de (1804)
  • Family : Malvaceae
  • English names : Donkey berry, Sandpaper raisin
  • Indian names (phonetics) :
    Hindi : Khatkhati
    Malayalam : Shenkadasi, Chathurakall
    Marathi : Khatkhati
    Tamil : Semparandai
  • Synonyms :
    Grewia aspera Schinz
    Grewia bipartita Wall.
    Grewia carpinifolia Roxb.
    Grewia commutata DC.
    Grewia fabreguesii E.Boudour.
    Grewia flavescens var. brevipedunculata Burret
    Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
    Grewia orientalis Gaertn.
    Grewia pilosa Lam. ex Poir.
    Grewia platyclada K.Schum.
    Vincentia flavescens (Juss.) Burret
    Vinticena flavescens (Juss.) Burret
    (Source : The Plant List, 2015, http://www.theplantlist.org)
  • Etymology :
    -Grewia : For Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), a British physician and anatomist, a pioneer microscopist. He is the author of The Anatomy of Plants published in 1682.
    - Flavescens : Pale-yellow, yellowish coloured.