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Grewia optiva

Grewia optiva is a moderate-sized tre, up to 45 ft.
Botanical Name
Grewia optiva
Common Name
Java Cassia, Pink Shower, Apple Blossom Tree and Rainbow Shower Tree
(Hindi) : behel, bewal, bhengal, bhimal, Bihul, biul, biung, dhaman (these are common names), Grewia oppositifolia
Collection Locale
Sub tropical areas India
upto 2900 ft
Seed Collection period
Oct- December
Seed Longevity
1-2 year
Seed Purity
Seed Treatment
Not required
Usual Germination
Perennial, Shrub
Seed Counts per KG
Plant Average Height

General Description:

Grewia optiva is a moderate-sized tree, up to 45 ft. high and 4½ ft. in girth, with a clear bole of 10-12 ft. distributed from Punjab to Bengal, ascending to an altitude of about 7,000 ft. in the Himalayas k dark brown; leaves ovate, acuminate, serrate, rough; flowers pale yellow, in leaf-opposed cymes; drupe, c. ½inch in diam., 1-4 lobed, black when ripe, edible. The tree is often planted for hedges.

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