1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia densa K.Schum.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, sometimes scandent, up to 9 m tall; young branches glabrescent, dark greyish brown with pale lenticels.
    Leaves
    Leaves obovate-elliptic to elliptic, sometimes quite broadly so, 1.1–7 cm long, 0.6–3.6 cm wide, acute, obtuse or rounded at the apex, rounded and sometimes slightly asymmetric at the base, margins serrate to crenate, concolorous and glabrous except for a few scattered hairs on the veins, especially when young; petiole 1.5–5 mm long, with a few scattered minute greyish stellate hairs; stipules linear, 2–3 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered cyme, 1(–2) in a leaf-axil; peduncle 7–13 mm long, slender; pedicels 4–7 mm long, slender.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow, buds greyish tomentellous; sepals 5–8 mm long; petals 3–4 mm long.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 0.5 mm, produced above and densely hairy for 0.5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 0.5–1 mm long, densely hairy; style 2–3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 3–4 mm long, ± 3 mm wide, sparsely hairy, reddish to golden yellow.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/46 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Forest, including riverine, Acacia - Commiphora bushland, flood-plain bush and thicket on old cultivation; 0–450 m
    Distribution
    K7

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Grewia densa K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2007 Festo, L. [2465], Kenya K000197450
    Jun 16, 1998 Thomas. (Gebr.Denhardt) [34], Kenya K000241834 Unknown type material
    Jun 16, 1998 Thomas. (Gebr.Denhardt) [64], Kenya K000241835 Unknown type material
    Jun 16, 1988 Thos. [s.n.], Kenya K000241832 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1988 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1997], Kenya K000241833 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 122 (1892)

    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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 154, fig. f9 on 152, map (1994).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 564, fig. 103/f9 (1961).
    • Chiov., Fl. Somala 2: 33 (1932).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 15: 122 (1892).

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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