1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia similiopsis C.Whitehouse

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & Central Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 4.5 m tall; young branches shortly stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly obovate, 1.1–3.2 cm long, 0.7–1.8 cm wide, rounded to ± truncate at the apex, tapered towards the rounded base, margin serrate, ± glabrous above with a few scattered minute stellate hairs, greyish tomentellous beneath; petiole 1.5–2 mm long, shortly stellate-pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 2–6-flowered cyme, the axes shortly greyish green stellate-pubescent; peduncle 2–8 mm long; pedicel 4–10 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale lilac to mauve or purple; sepals 9–13 mm long; petals broadly ovate, 4–8 mm long, 2.5–5 mm wide, acute at the apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1–1.5 mm at the base, pubescent and produced for 1–2.5 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–7 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 3–8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 10–16 mm wide, the lobes 6–9 mm long, 6–9 mm wide, ± glabrous with a few scattered long hairs.
    Habitat
    Thicket, Acacia bushland and termite mounds on hardpan soils; 1150–1700 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T1 T2 T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Grewia similiopsis C.Whitehouse appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richards, M. [19956], Tanzania K000241867 Unknown type material

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Tiliac. & Muntingiac.: 20 (2001)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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