1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia glandulosa Vahl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to N. Mozambique, Aldabra, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 7.5 m tall; young stems shortly stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to elliptic-oblong, 4.6–15 cm long, 2.7–8.5 cm wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, cordate or ± truncate at the base, margin finely evenly serrate, ± glabrous above, scattered minutely stellate-pubescent beneath; petiole 6–12 mm long, stellate-pubescent, sometimes densely so; stipules subulate, 5–10 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 2–5-flowered terminal or leaf-opposed axillary cyme; peduncle thick, up to 9 mm long; pedicels thick, up to 11 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pinkish purple; sepals 10–19 mm long; petals obovate to subcircular, 5–12 mm long, 5–6 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1.5–2 mm at the base, pubescent and produced for 1.5–2 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–14 mm long; filaments pink to mauve; anthers yellow.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 2.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 5–8 mm long, green.
    Fruits
    Fruit ± cuboid, 14–25 mm wide, 10–16 mm high, shallowly 4-lobed, covered with a dense rusty brown stellate pubescence.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/19 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Dry forest and bush on coral rag and clifftops; sea-level–20 m
    Distribution
    K7 P T3 T6 T8 Z cultivated in Mauritius
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 6 m. tall; young branches pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4·5–12·5 × 3–7 cm., ovate to ovate-oblong, acutely acuminate at the apex, margins finely crenate-serrate with the serratures somewhat glandular, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, very sparsely pubescent or glabrous on both surfaces, tertiary venation reticulate; petiole up to 10 mm. long, pubescent; stipules up to 0·75 cm. long, linear, finely pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–3-flowered, opposite the leaves; peduncles 2–4 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, pubescent; bracts similar to the stipules, up to 7 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 1·5–2·5 cm. long, linear-oblong, tomentellous outside, glabrous inside, not thickened at the apex.
    Corolla
    Petals up to 10 mm. in diam., pinkish or purple, circular, with a much narrower nectariferous claw c. 1 mm. long circumvillous within and ledged above.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore with a lower glabrous portion c. 1 mm. long and a pubescent upper portion 1 mm. long or often shorter.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-lobed, villous; style c. 10 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes broad.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 2·8 cm. in diam., 4-lobed, densely ferruginously hairy or villous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Introduced into:

    Mauritius

    Grewia glandulosa Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kirk [41], Tanzania K000241855
    Kirk [41], Tanzania K000241854 Unknown type material
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [1244], Tanzania K000241857 Unknown type material
    Bouton [1857], Tanzania K000241856 Unknown type material
    Bojer, W. [s.n.], Mauritius K000200501 Unknown type material
    Bowin [s.n.], Tanzania K000241853 Unknown type material

    First published in Symb. Bot. 1: 34 (1790)

    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.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 155, fig. e1 on 152, map (1994).
    • Koenders, Fl. Pemba I.: 49 (1992).
    • Kokwaro, Medic. Pl. E. Afr.: 213 (1976).
    • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 32 (1969).
    • Gomes e Sousa, Dendrol. Moçamb., estudo geral: 516, t. 141 (1967).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 60 (1963).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 565, fig. 103/e1 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 617 (1949).
    • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 288 (1949).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 39 (1936).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 196 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 263 (1895).
    • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 246 (1868).
    • Juss. in Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 4: 91, t. 48/1 (1804).
    • Vahl in Symb. Bot. 1: 34 (1790).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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