Grewia pachycalyx K. Schum.

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Grewia pachycalyx

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Svisvi River bridge, Gokwe District.

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Common names: Large-flowered white cross-berry (English)
Status: Native
Many-stemmed, scrambling shrub or small tree. Leaves often drooping, oblong-lanceolate, slightly pubescent above when young, more densely so below, green on both surfaces; margin finely dentate-crenate. Flowers showy, white, in leaf-opposed clusters. Fruit distinctly 4-lobed, orange-red when ripe.
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Habitat: In riverine vegetation, often forming thickets.
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Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Caprivi - Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 582. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 448.

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

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 322 - 323. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 110. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 227.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 61. (Includes a picture).

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

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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: Species information: Grewia pachycalyx., retrieved 12 April 2024

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