Glyphaea tomentosa Mast.

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Glyphaea tomentosa

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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

Glyphaea tomentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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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: Wednesday 20 December 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 567. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 683.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 114.

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.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 570 - 571. (Includes a picture).

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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Glyphaea tomentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Glyphaea tomentosa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Glyphaea tomentosa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Glyphaea tomentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glyphaea tomentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Glyphaea tomentosa
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Glyphaea tomentosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Glyphaea tomentosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170610, retrieved 24 August 2019

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