Glyphaea tomentosa Mast.

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Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Mozambique

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Condue, Cheringoma

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Mozambique

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor, Mozambique

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Cheringoma Plateau

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Glyphaea grewioides sensu Baker. f
Oncoba sulcata Sim
Common names: N'calangua (Sena) Ncalangue-ntherere (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small tree. Leaves alternate, oblong, 4-9 cm long, 3-veined from the base, stellate hairy on both surfaces and with hair-tuft domatia in the axils of the veins below; margin crenate or dentate. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered heads, leaf-opposed, yellow, c. 4.5 cm in diameter. Fruit oblong-cylindric, sometimes with a sharp tip, 4-8 cm long, hard and woody with 8-10 longitudinal ridges, stellate-hairy.
Notes: - This species is generally very similar to Grewia, except for the distinctive fruit.
- Closely related to the more widespread G. brevis (Spreng.) Monachino, which is found in the forests of West and Central Africa.
Derivation of specific name: tomentosa: tomentose, densely woolly
Habitat: In deciduous woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 September 2017
Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2002). Endemics of Mt. Mulanje. The endemic spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Systematics and Geography of Plants 72 Page 21.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 180.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Glyphaea tomentosa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170610, retrieved 12 December 2017

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