1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia flava DC.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Compact shrub c. 2 m. tall; young branchlets greyish or greyish-brown, tomentellous; older branches dark purplish-black.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 1·4–7 × 0·75 — 2·5 cm., elliptic or oblanceolate, rounded at the apex, margin finely serrulate to dentate, cuneate and equal-sided at the base, very finely and closely tomentellous above, somewhat paler and more densely tomentellous below, venation fairly prominent and reticulate; petiole c. 2 mm. long, tomentellous; stipules c. 5 mm. long, subulate, tomentellous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles 7·5–10 mm. long, tomentellous; pedicels normally 1 per peduncle, up to 1 cm. long, tomentellous; basal bracts 3–4 mm. long, very caducous, subulate, tomentellous.
    Buds
    Flower-buds obovoid, slightly sulcate.
    Calyx
    Sepals c. 8 mm. long, linear-lanceolate to linear-oblong, greenish-grey-tomentellous without, yellow and glabrous within, 3-nerved.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, c. 2/3 the length of the sepals, linear-oblong to oblanceolate, with a basal nectariferous claw circumvillous within ledged above and sparsely pilose outside.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore c. 1 mm. tall, glabrous except at the apex, not extended above the node.
    Pistil
    Ovary villous, shallowly 2-lobed or 1-lobed by abortion when the style is eccentrically placed on the ovary; style c. 4 mm. long, glabrous, with flattened, broad, stigma-lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit reddish when ripe, c. 8 mm. in diam., globose or 2-lobed, sparsely setulose, glabrescent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Grewia flava DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 8, 1909 Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000241902 Unknown type material
    Apr 8, 1909 Halden Bowker, J. [10], South Africa K000241905
    Burke [191], South Africa K000241903 Unknown type material
    Rehmann, A. [4209], South Africa K000241906
    [Dclih] [s.n.] K000241904

    First published in Cat. Pl. Horti Monsp.: 113 (1813)

    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.
    • 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
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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    Kew Science Photographs
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