Grewia villosa, Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia,
Hebrew: גרויה שעירה, Arabic: نشم وبري

Scientific name:  Grewia villosa Willd.
Common name:  Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia
Hebrew name:   גרויה שעירה
Arabic name:   نشم وبري
Family:  Tiliaceae, טליתיים

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Location: Ein Gedi


Life form:  Shrub
Stems:   1–3 m. tall, much-branched; ash-grey bark, young branchlets with yellowish silky hairs; leaf-stalk up to 3 cm long
Leaves:  Alternate, entire, dentate or serrate, villosa, marginal bunches of hairs
Inflorescence:  Cyme few-flowered, umbellate, peduncles axillary, densely villous
Flowers:  Sepals 5–9 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, silky-pubescent outside, slightly pubescent and yellow inside; petals yellow, about half the length of the sepals, oblong or obovate-oblong
Fruits / pods:  Drupe red brown, densely villous
Flowering Period:  March, April
Habitat:  Hard rock outcrops, Thermophilous plants
Distribution:  Deserts
Chorotype:  Tropical
Summer shedding:  Perenating

Grewia villosa, Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia, نشم وبري,גרויה שעירה


Derivation of the botanical name:
Grewia, named after Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), one of the founders of plant physiology.
villosa, shaggy, hairy; covered with soft hairs.
  • The standard author abbreviation Willd. is used to indicate Carl Ludwig von Willdenow (1765 – 1812), a German botanist, pharmacist, and plant taxonomist.

Grewia villosa, Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia, نشم وبري, גרויה שעירה


Grewia villosa, Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia, גרויה שעירה, نشم وبري


Grewia villosa, Mallow raisin, Mallow-leaved ross berry, Round leaf grewia, نشم وبري, גרויה שעירה
Location: Ein Gedi