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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Kenya, NW. Tanzania ?.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 12 m tall; young branches shortly brown- to densely coarsely ferruginous-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to obovate-oblong, 2.2–11 cm long, 1.3–5.5 cm wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, asymetrically rounded to obliquely truncate at the base, margins coarsely serrate, ± glabrous or with a sparsecovering of minute stellate hairs above especially when young, dense whitish stellate-pubescent beneath, less so on the brownish veins; petiole 3–10 mm long, shortly brownish to coarsely ferruginous stellate-pubescent; stipules subulate, up to 8 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3-flowered axillary cyme, 1–4 in a leaf-axil, the axes shortly to densely coarsely ferruginous stellate-pubescent; peduncle 7–16 mm long; pedicels 6–9 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 9–14 mm long; petals oblong to obovate, 6–8 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1–2 mm long, glabrous, densely pubescent at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–7 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1.5–2 mm long, densely hairy; style 5–7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 7–8 mm long, 6–8 mm wide, with a few scattered long hairs.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/41 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Open bush near rivers or thicket on rocky outcrops; 1050–1800 m
    Distribution
    K4 T1 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Tanzania

    Native to:

    Kenya

    Grewia thikaensis C.Whitehouse appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Tiliac. & Muntingiac.: 48 (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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0