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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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 Wild[NrEnd]GI,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 Burret[NrEnd]GI,M
monticola Sond.N,MS,MDescription, Image
occidentalis L. var. occidentalis GI,MDescription, Image
occidentalis L. var. litoralis Wild[End]GI,MDescription, Image
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:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grewia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grewia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grewia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Grewia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Grewia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia
JSTOR Plant Science: Grewia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia
Plants of the World Online: Grewia
Tropicos: Grewia
Wikipedia: Grewia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Grewia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=933, retrieved 2 March 2024

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