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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Namibia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub with branches spreading from the base, up to 1 m. tall; young branches greyish-tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7·5 × 1·3–4 cm., elliptic, broadly elliptic or ovate, acute at the apex, margin serrate, asymmetrically rounded or subcordate at the base, finely reticulate and sparsely appressed-stellate-hairy above, densely greyish-white-tomentellous below; petiole c. 5 mm., greyish- or greyish-brown-tomentose; stipules up to 1 cm. long, entire, auriculate at the base, subulate above, pubescent, fairly persistent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles c. 1 cm. long, tomentellous; pedicels normally 3 together, c. 2 mm. long; bracts c. 3 mm. long, normally bifid or trifid 1/3- or 1/2-way, greyish-tomentellous.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong.
    Calyx
    Sepals greenish-grey, up to 1·2 cm. long, linear-oblong, tomentellous on the back, glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals bright yellow, slightly shorter than the sepals, linear, often bifid at the apex, widening into a nectariferous base which is circumvillous within ledged above and tomentellous on the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore with a glabrous base, c. 1 mm. long, extended above into a densely pubescent column up to 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, not lobed, setose-pubescent; style 5–6 mm. long, pubescent at the base; stigma-lobes c. 4, short, subulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 1 cm. in diam., never lobed, globose, shortly and sparsely stellate-pubescent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Baum, H. [353], Angola K000241917

    First published in O.Warburg (ed.), Kunene-Sambesi Exped.: 296 (1903)

    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.
    • 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/
    © 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/
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