Grewia microcarpa K. Schum.

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Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique.

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Grewia microcarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Camp, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Grewia swynnertonii J.R. Drumm. ex Baker f.
Grewia utilis Exell
Common names: Small-fruited green raisin (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Older branches angled, even somewhat fluted, younger branches plum-coloured. Leaves ovate-elliptic, elliptic or lanceolate, usually c. 4 cm long, 3-veined from the base, glossy green and finely hairy above, dull and more densely hairy below; base asymmetric; margin finely toothed. Flowers golden-yellow, c. 1-1.5 cm in diameter, in few-flowered, axillary heads, petals shorter than sepals. Fruit spherical, deeply 2-lobed, or 1-lobed by abortion, each lobe c. 4 mm in diameter, pubescent, yellowish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: with small fruits.
Habitat: In riverine fringes and open deciduous woodland, sometimes thicket forming.
Altitude range: Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 56.

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Flora of Malawi: Grewia microcarpa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Grewia microcarpa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grewia microcarpa
African Plant Database: Grewia microcarpa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Grewia microcarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grewia microcarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grewia microcarpa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grewia microcarpa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grewia microcarpa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Grewia microcarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia microcarpa
Ispot Southern Africa: Grewia microcarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Grewia microcarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia microcarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia microcarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Grewia microcarpa
Tropicos: Grewia microcarpa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Grewia microcarpa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138530, retrieved 13 December 2017

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