4966.000 Grewia L.

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Stipules lateral. Leaves petiolate, alternate, simple, serrate or rarely entire, 3-7-veined from the base. Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles or in leaf-opposed or axillary umbel-like cymes. Sepals 5, stellately hairy, coloured inside like the petals. Petals 5, most often yellow, less often white and rarely purple (Grewia occidentalis), usually with a nectar-bearing claw or gland at the base. Stamens numerous. Ovary 2-4-locular. Fruit indehiscent, without bristles, a (1-)2-4-lobed drupe with (1-)2-4 pyrenes.

Derivation of name: for Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712), British botanist and physiologist.

Worldwide: 150 species in warm parts of the Old World.

Mozambique: 32 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Tagiades flesus (Clouded forester, Clouded flat)
Grewia sulcata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arborea (Forssk.) Lam.N
bicolor Juss.N,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
caffra Meisn.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
conocarpa K. Schum.[NrEnd]NImage
filipes Burret[NrEnd]N
flavescens Juss. var. flavescens N,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image
forbesii Harv. ex Mast.N,MS,GIDescription, Image
glandulosa VahlNDescription, Image
gracillima WildMS
herbacea Welw. ex HiernNDescription, Image
hexamita BurretGI,MDescription, Image
holstii BurretN
holtzii BurretN
hornbyi WildGI,M
inaequilatera GarckeN,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
lepidopetala GarckeT,MSImage
leptopus Ulbr.N
limae Wild[End][EN]NImage
micrantha BojerN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
microcarpa K. Schum.N,MSDescription, Image
microthyrsa K. Schum. ex BurretGI,M
monticola Sond.N,MS,MDescription, Image
occidentalis L. var. occidentalis GI,MDescription, Image
occidentalis L. var. litoralis WildGI,M
olukondae SchinzTDescription, Image
pachycalyx K. Schum.TDescription, Image
stolzii Ulbr.MSDescription, Image
sulcata Mast.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
transzambesica Wild[End]Z,MSDescription, Image
triflora (Bojer) Walp.N,Z
truncata Mast.T,MSDescription, Image
villosa Willd.MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Grewia:

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Flora of Botswana: Grewia
Flora of Caprivi: Grewia
Flora of Malawi: Grewia
Flora of Zambia: Grewia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Grewia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Grewia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grewia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grewia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Grewia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Grewia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=933, retrieved 15 August 2020

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