1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia gracillima Wild

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa to Northern Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub c. 2 m. tall, becoming scandent if crowded with other trees or bushes; young branches very delicate, sparsely pubescent, soon becoming glabrous; older branches 4-angled.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 1·5–6 × 0·8–2·5 cm., lanceolate, apex acute to subacute, margin serrate or serrate-crenate, base rounded or subcordate, glabrous above, very sparsely appressed-stellate-pubescent below, especially on the nerves; lateral nerves 4–5 pairs; petiole 1–3 mm. long, sparsely setulose-pubescent; stipules c. 6 mm. long, subulate, sparsely setulose.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles 3–10 mm. long, 1–3-flowered, slender, sparsely setulose; pedicels similar, 2·5–6 mm. long; basal bracts 1 mm. long, oblong, minutely pubescent.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong, slightly wider towards the apex.
    Calyx
    Sepals c. 6·5 mm. long, narrowly oblong-spathulate, involute towards the apex, pubescent outside, 3-nerved, apex somewhat hooded.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, about half the length of the sepals, often incised at the apex, with a basal nectary which is circumvillous on the margins within, with a slight ledge above and glabrous at the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 0·75 mm. long, glabrous, barely elongated at the pubescent apex.
    Pistil
    Ovary never lobed, appressed-setose; style c. 3 mm. long, glabrous; stigmas very small, subulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 8 mm. in diam., globose, yellowish, very sparsely stellate-setulose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Grewia gracillima Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torre, A.R. [4344], Mozambique K000975757 paratype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 82 (1957)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    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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