||Grewia aspera Schinz, Grewia commutata
DC., Vinticena flavescens (Juss.) Burret
||Yellow - Orange
||Donkey Berry, Sandpaper Raisin
|English / Trade Name
||Donkey Berry, Sandpaper Raisin, Rough-leaved Raisin
|Vernacular /Local Name
||Up to 900m
||Fruits two-lobed drupes, occasionally four-lobed and hairy and ripen towards the end of winter.
||Edges of roads, river banks and dry rivers, growing in large uniform groups.
||Tropical Africa - drier areas from Mauritania to Eritrea and Ethiopia, south to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique; through Arabia to India.
||Smooth but hairy, yellowish green in colour.
|Distribution in Haryana
||Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
|Description of Species
||Shrub or small tree, multi-stemmed and densely branched, grow upto 5 m; looping angular stems thicken with age and become rope-like, hanging between the tree. Leaves simple, alternate, hairy and light green on both sides, being more hairy underneath, edges irregularly toothed; leaf tips pointed. Flower yellow, star-like, grow in axillary clusters; petals are 5, curved back. Fruits two-lobed drupes, occasionally four-lobed and hairy and ripen towards the end of winter.
||Leaves simple, alternate, hairy and light green on both sides, being more hairy underneath, edges irregularly toothed; leaf tips pointed.