1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia balensis Kirkup & Sebsebe

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub up to 4.5 m tall; young branches densely coarsely stellate-pubescent, sometimes ferruginous.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, broadly elliptic or oblong, 1.5–7 cm long, 1.3–4 cm wide, broadly obtuse to rounded at the apex, truncate to slightly cordate or asymmetric at the base, margin clearly serrate to crenate-serrate, sparsely stellate-hairy above, densely whitish stellate-pubescent beneath, the veins slightly browner; petiole 2–6 mm long, densely stellate-pubescent; stipules elliptic to subulate, 5–7 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 3-flowered cyme, solitary or rarely 2 in the leaf axils, the axes densely coarsely pubescent; peduncle 7–13 mm long; pedicels 6–9 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 8–10 mm long; petals ovate to obovate, 4–6 mm long, 2–3.5 mm wide, sometimes bifid.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1.5–2 mm long, densely hairy; style ± 4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 5–6 mm long, 5–6 mm wide, covered with long brown hairs.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/39 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Acacia bushland on sand by coast; 0–10 m
    Distribution
    K7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Grewia balensis Kirkup & Sebsebe appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gilbert, M.G. [8598], Ethiopia K001208184 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 54: 231 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kirkup & Sebsebe in Kew Bulletin 54: 231 (1999).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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