1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia caffra Meisn.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Scandent many-stemmed shrub; branchlets sparsely setose-pubescent, soon becoming glabrous; older stems quadrangular.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–5 × 1–2·5 cm., oblong-ovate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate at the apex, broadly cuneate to rounded at the base, finely serrate or serrulate, glabrous or very sparsely appressed-stellate-pubescent on both sides; petiole 2–3 mm. long, sparsely setose-pubescent; stipules c. 6 mm. long, setaceous, very sparsely setulose-pubescent or glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary, on slender setulose-pubescent peduncles up to 7 mm. long; pedicels similar, 2–3 together, up to 1 cm. long.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–9 mm. long, linear, finely pubescent on the back, glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, slightly shorter than the sepals, with a basal nectariferous gland circumvillous within, produced into a ledge above and setose-pubescent on the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous below for 1 nun., produced above into a closely pubescent extension c. 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, not lobed, setose-pubescent; style c. 7 mm. long, glabrous; stigma with 4 subulate lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit 7·5–10 mm. in diam., globose, never lobed, very sparsely stellate-pubescent or glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Grewia caffra Meisn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1956 Swynnerton, C. F. M. [1222], Mozambique K000241918 Unknown type material
    Harvey [s.n.], South Africa K000241915
    K000241921
    Krauss [209], South Africa K000241913
    Forbes. [s.n.] K000241920
    Bowker, J.N. [s.n.], South Africa K000241914
    Williamson, J. [s.n.] K000241919

    First published in London J. Bot. 2: 53 (1843)

    Accepted by

    • 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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    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
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