Grewia forbesii Harv. ex Mast.

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Grewia forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road Est of Casa Banana

Grewia forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road East of Casa Banana

Grewia forbesii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road East of Casa Banana

Grewia forbesii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Grewia forbesii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

Grewia forbesii

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District

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Synonyms: Grewia latiunguiculata K. Schum.
Grewia pilosa var. grandifolia Kuntze
Common names: N'tsunzwa (Sena) Warty donkey-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub or small tree. Branchlets roughly hairy. Leaves oblong-ovate, oblong-obovate or broadly elliptic, 3.5-12 cm long, 3-veined from the base, roughly hairy with sunken veins above, stellate hairy below: margin finely toothed. Flowers yellow in few-flowered, axillary heads. Fruit shallowly 2-4 lobed or not lobed, 1.6 cm in diameter, covered in warty protuberances.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: forbesii: named after John Forbes (1799-1823), an English plant collector and naturalist. As representative of the Horticultural Society of London he visited the Cape in 1822. He died on the Zambezi River in Mozambique the following year.
Habitat: In low-altitude and coastal woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eagris sabadius ochreana (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Friday 19 August 2016
Literature:

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 47.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia forbesii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia forbesii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Grewia forbesii
Tropicos: Grewia forbesii


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 forbesii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176780, retrieved 12 December 2017

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