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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to S. Tropical Africa.

[FZ]

Tiliaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree up to 9 m. tall; young branchlets very slender, pubescent, soon becoming glabrous and plum-coloured.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 1·5–6 × 0·7–3 cm., elliptic, ovate-elliptic or lanceolate, acute at the apex, margin finely serrate, rounded at the base, minutely pubescent above or glabrous, very minutely reticulate and more densely pubescent below; petiole 1–2 mm. long, pubescent; stipules c. 3 mm. long, subulate, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles up to 1 cm. long, slender, pubescent; pedicels similar, 2–3 together, up to 1 cm. long; bracts 3–4 mm. long, subulate, pubescent.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-buds oblong or oblong-ovoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 6 mm. long, oblong-elliptic, tomentellous on the back, yellow and glabrous inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, about 1/3 the length of the sepals, oblong-lanceolate, basal nectariferous claw quite lacking or represented by a cluster of hairs, or present and then circumvillous inside with a minute ledge above and glabrous at the back.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androgynophore
Androgynophore without a basal glabrous portion if nectaries lacking and then ovary almost sessile on a pubescent cushion bearing the stamens, if nectaries present then basal glabrous portion 0·5–0·75 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-lobed and villous; style c. 3 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes c. 4, flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit yellowish, deeply 2-lobed or 1-lobed by abortion, lobes c. 4 mm. in diam., globose, sparsely setulose-pubescent.

[FTEA]

Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree to 9 m tall, sometimes scandent; young branches with a short dense pubescence, older branches terete, pale brown to grey.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to elliptic, 0.9–6 cm long, 0.8–3.1 cm wide, rounded to acute at the apex, rounded at the base, margin serrate, shiny green and ± glabrous to scabrid or sparsely pubescent above, concolorous but duller and ± densely pubescent beneath; petiole 1–5 mm long; stipules linear-lanceolate, 4–5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered cyme, 1–2 in a leaf-axil; peduncle 4–10 mm long; pedicels 5–8 mm long; bracts lanceolate, ± 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow; sepals 5–7 mm long; petals oblong, 3–5 mm long, slightly emarginate at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androgynophore
Androgynophore 0.5–1 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 4 mm long; filaments and anthers yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ± 1 mm long, densely hairy; style 4–5 mm long; stigma pale green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 4–5 mm long, ± 3 mm wide, sparsely hairy, orange.
Figures
Fig. 4/43 (leaf, p. 11).
Habitat
Forest, woodland, thicket, Acacia-Commiphora bushland, salt-flats and riverine vegetation; 0–700(–1200) m
Distribution
K7 T2 T3 T6 T8

Native to:

Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Grewia microcarpa K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 18, 1998 Burtt, B.D. [4990], Tanzania K000241836 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1956 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [201], Zimbabwe K000975743 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1956 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [201], Zimbabwe K000975744 Unknown type material

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 2: 190 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 156, map (1994).
  • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 185 (1910).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 566 (1961).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 619 (1949).
  • K. Schum. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 2: 190 (1898).
  • Vollesen in Opera Bot. 59: 33 (1980).
  • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 26 (1969).
  • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 56 (1963).

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