Crossberry Grewia occidentalis, copyright Forest & Kim Starr.

Belongs within: Malvaceae.

Grewia is a genus of trees and shrubs found in the Old World tropics.

Characters (from Harden 1990): Trees or shrubs, stellate-tomentose. Leaves alternate, entire or toothed; stipules shed early. Flowers in axillary cymes, often 2 or 3 in an axil; flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals free. Petals pouched. Stamens numerous, borne on elongated receptacle. Ovary 2-locular; 2 ovules in each loculus; style simple. Fruit drupaceous, becoming hard on drying, 2-lobed, each lobe divided and containing a seed; fruit often remaining on branches after leaves have fallen.

<==Grewia [Grewieae] BAN98
    |--G. asiatica Pau03
    |--G. breviflora LK14
    |--G. damine PP07
    |--G. flavescens Par03
    |--G. glabra LK14
    |--G. latifolia H90
    |--G. occidentalis BAN98
    |--G. orientalis KJ05
    |--G. oxyphylla LK14
    |--G. papuana B00
    |--G. polygama C16
    |--G. retusifolia LK14
    |--G. tenax PP07
    |--G. tilaefolia S02
    `--G. villosa PP07

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BAN98] Baum, D. A., W. S. Anderson & R. Nyffeler. 1998. A durian by any other name: taxonomy and nomenclature of the core Malvales. Harvard Papers in Botany 3 (2): 315–330.

[B00] Braby, M. F. 2000. Butterflies of Australia: their identification, biology and distribution vol. 2. CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood (Victoria).

[C16] Cambage, R. H. 1916. Notes on the native flora of tropical Queensland. Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 49 (3): 389–447, pls 57–61.

[H90] Harden, G. J. (ed.) 1990. Flora of New South Wales vol. 1. New South Wales University Press.

[KJ05] Katewa, S. S., A. Jain, B. L. Chaudhary & P. Galav. 2005. Some unreported medicinal uses of plants from the tribal area of Southern Rajasthan. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47: 121–130.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

[PP07] Pandey, R. P., & P. M. Padhye. 2007. Studies on phytodiversity of Arid Machia Safari Park-Kailana in Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 49: 15–78.

[Par03] Parmar, P. J. 2003. Loss of Commiphora wightii (Arn.) Bhandari in Indian desert. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 45: 77–90.

[Pau03] Paul, T. K. 2003. Botanical observations on the Purulia pumped storage hydropower project area, Bagmundi Hills, Purulia district, West Bengal. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 45: 121–142.

[S02] Santharam, V. 2002. Fruit and nectar resources in a moist deciduous forest and their use by birds—a preliminary report. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 99 (3): 537–543.

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