1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia avellana Hiern

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Rounded bush with yellowish-brown densely pubescent branchlets, glabrescent and dark brown with age.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–4·5 mm. × 1·5–3 cm., elliptic to ovate-elliptic, obtuse or acute at the apex, margin crenate-dentate, rounded at the base, softly pubescent on both surfaces; petiole up to 2·5 mm. long, densely pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and leaf-opposed, 2–3-flowered; peduncles up to 10 mm. long, densely pubescent; pedicels similar, 2–3 mm. long; bracts up to 10 mm. long, pubescent, divided into 2–3 filiform segments.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to 17 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, acute at the apex, greenish and tomentellous outside, white and glabrous inside.
    Corolla
    Petals white, c. 2–3 mm. long, with a shortly triangular lamina and a nectariferous claw larger and wider than the lamina circumvillous within and ledged above.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore c. 1·5 mm. long, glabrous at the base, pubescent at the apex at the insertion of the stamens but not elongated.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-lobed, villous; style c. 10 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes broad.
    Fruits
    Fruit blackish when ripe, up to 2·5 cm. in diam., deeply 4-lobed, rather fleshy, very sparsely setulose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Grewia avellana Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1957 Story, R. [4959], Botswana K000285356
    Jan 1, 1956 Miller, O.B. [B269], Botswana K000285349
    Jan 1, 1956 Lugard, E.J. [237], Botswana K000285357 Unknown type material
    Dec 1, 1947 Miller, O.B. [B431], Botswana K000285350
    Jan 1, 1939 Baum, H. [535], Angola K000975736
    White, F. [1969], Zambia K000285358
    Thompson, M.F. [1721], Botswana K000285353
    Santos, R. [770], Angola K000285360
    Giess, W. [9916], Namibia K000285366
    Smith, P.A. [308], Botswana K000285348
    Smith, P.A. [2172], Botswana K000285351
    Smith, P.A. [2508], Botswana K000285354
    Yalala, A.M. [399], Botswana K000285346
    Hansen, O.J. [3519], Botswana K000285352
    Hansen, O.J. [3539], Botswana K000285355
    Winter, B. de [4743], Namibia K000285361
    Winter, B. de [3749], Namibia K000285362
    Winter, B. de [4605], Namibia K000285364
    Winter, B. de [3765], Namibia K000285365
    Winter, B. de [3749], Namibia K000285363
    Owens, M. [39], Botswana K000285347
    Allen, J. [20], Zimbabwe K000285359

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 94 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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