Herb latin name: Grewia oppositifolia

Synonyms: Grewia optiva

Family: Tiliaceae (Linden Family)

Edible parts of Grewia oppositifolia:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A pleasant acid taste. The fruit is about the size of a pea.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Foothills of the N.W. Himalayas to 1800 metres.

Other uses of Grewia oppositifolia:

A fibre is obtained from the bark, it is used in paper and rope making but is not very durable. The fibres are 1 - 1.6mm long. Wood - tough and elastic but with a very unpleasant odour when first cut. It is used for making oar shafts, tool handles etc.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in late winter in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Layering.

Cultivation of Grewia oppositifolia:

Foothills of the N.W. Himalayas to 1800 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Grewia oppositifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.