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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 3–4 m. tall; young branches with a short white tomentum and scattered tufts of longer ferruginous hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 1·2–4 × 0·7–2·2 cm., oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, apex obtuse, margin serrate and somewhat revolute, base obliquely subcordate or rounded, somewhat shining, sparsely stellate-pubescent or glabrescent above, densely whitish-tomentose below including the nerves, which have however additional scattered tufts of longer brownish hairs and are rather prominent; petiole 2–3 mm. long, with an indumentum as in the young branches; stipules 3·5–4 mm. long, subulate, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles c. 1 cm. long, tomentum as for young branches; pedicels normally 3 together, 3–4 mm. long; bracts 3–4 mm. long, deeply trifid or bifid, very narrow, almost filamentous, tomentose.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong, sulcate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 9–10 mm. long, linear, 3-nerved, tomentellous outside, yellow and glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals bright yellow, 4–4·5 × 1·75–2 mm., oblong-obovate, shortly 2-dentate at the apex, with a nectariferous claw circumvillous within ledged above and glabrous on the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore up to 1·5 mm. long, glabrous except for a villous apex, not elongate above the node.
    Pistil
    Ovary shallowly 2-lobed, villous; style c. 7 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes 4–5, broad.
    Fruits
    Fruit usually deeply 2-lobed, lobes c. 4 mm. in diam., globose, yellowish when ripe, sparsely setulose-pubescent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Grewia hornbyi Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1956 Hornby, H.E. [2497], Mozambique K000975756 isotype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 84 (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/
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    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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