1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia decemovulata Merxm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Procumbent or spreading shrub, branching from ground level or occasionally along the stems; young branches yellowish-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 3·5–9 × 2·5–7·5 cm., very broadly oblong, rounded, acute or acuminate at the apex, margin serrate, truncate or subcordate at the base, upper surface bronzed when dry, sparsely appressed-pubescent, more densely pubescent beneath; nerves rather prominent below; petiole 2–3 mm. long, densely pubescent; stipules c. 5 mm. long, subulate, entire or more usually bifid, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary with 3–5 cymes often crowded in one axil, on thinly pubescent peduncles up to 1·5 cm. long; pedicels similar, up to 5 mm. long; bracts deeply bifid, trifid or occasionally simple, pubescent.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong, not swollen at the base, somewhat longitudinally sulcate.
    Calyx
    Sepals c. 7 mm. long, linear-oblong, densely and closely pubescent on the back, glabrous and reddish-yellow within.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, somewhat shorter than the sepals, linear-oblong, often bidentate or incised at the apex, with a basal nectariferous claw circumvillous on the margins within setose-pubescent on the back and with a slight ledge above on the inside.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1 mm. long, glabrous, barely elongated above the node but tomentose at the apex and not clasping the ovary-base.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, not lobed, setose-pubescent; style up to 6 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes 4, short, subulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 8 mm. in diam., yellowish when ripe, globose or obovoid, finely appressed-stellate-hairy, not lobed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Grewia decemovulata Merxm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1956 Welwitsch, F.M.J. [1375], Angola K000975762
    Dehn, G. [270], Zimbabwe K000975758

    First published in Trans. Rhodesia Sci. Assoc. 43: 30 (1951)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    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
    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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