1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia hexamita Burret

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Eswatini.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree to 6 m tall; young shoots densely ferruginous pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to obovate, 5.5–15.5 cm long, 4–10 cm wide, truncate, rounded to shortly acuminate at the apex, obliquely asymmetric at the base, ± glabrous and glossy green above, whitish tomentellous beneath; petiole 4–8 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered cyme, 1–2 in a leaf-axil, covered with a dense ferruginous pubescence; peduncle 5–24 mm long; pedicels 9–24 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 17–24 mm long; petals 7–9 mm long, broadly ovate to ± subcircular.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for ± 3 mm at the base, densely pubescent and produced up to 2 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 11–16 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 3 mm long, densely hairy; style 9–10 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 15–18 mm long, 13–16 mm wide, shortly stellate-pubescent becoming glabrescent, maturing reddish.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/50 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Acacia - Commiphora or Combretum bushland; 700–1400 m
    Distribution
    T5 T6 T7
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 2–5 m. tall; young branches ferruginously woolly; older branches with a reddish-brown bark and pale lenticels.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 3–10 × 2·5–6 cm., elliptic to oblong-elliptic, rounded or acute at the apex, margin serrate and somewhat revolute, asymmetrically cordate at the base, glabrous and somewhat rugose above, rather shining; nerves impressed and very densely pale yellowish-tomentose below but sometimes less hairy and brownish; petiole 2–3 mm. long, or rarely up to 6 mm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary, on tomentose peduncles 5–10 mm. long; pedicels c. 5 mm. long, tomentose, 2–3 together; bracts up to 5 mm. long, ovate to lanceolate, glabrous inside, pubescent outside.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong-ovoid.
    Calyx
    Sepals 1·8–2·6 cm. long, linear-oblong, golden-brown tomentose on the back, glabrous and yellow within.
    Corolla
    Petals with a subcircular lamina up to 0·7 cm. in diam. and with a basal nectariferous claw up to 2 mm. long with a short ledge above circumvillous on the inner margin pilose at the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore with a very stout glabrous lower portion up to 2 mm. long, produced into a pilose upper portion up to 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-lobed or 1-lobed by abortion, silky-villous; style up to 10 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes c. 4, rounded and dilated.
    Fruits
    Fruit reddish, deeply divided into 2 globose lobes up to 2 cm. in diam. or 1-lobed by abortion, pilose, shining.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Grewia hexamita Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1956 Rogers, F.A. [21225], South Africa K000241898 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1956 Obermeyer, Schweickerdt [120], South Africa K000241900 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1956 Obermeyer, Schweickerdt [120], South Africa K000241901 Unknown type material
    Schlechter [11780], South Africa K000241899 Unknown type material
    Brenan, J.P. [8267], Tanzania Grewia dumicola 8880.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 184 (1910)

    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
    • Wild in Flora of Southern Africa 21(1): 12, fig. 1/1 (1984).
    • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 25 (1969).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 55 (1963).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 184 (1910).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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