1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia inaequilatera Garcke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 7 m. tall, with spreading or scandent branches; young branchlets stellate-pilose, soon becoming brown and glabrous; older branches pale grey.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 5–18 × 2·5–7·5 cm., oblong to oblong-ovate, acute or abruptly acuminate at the apex, margin serrate but less so towards the base, rounded and markedly asymmetric at the base, green and glabrous above, with a fine white or greyish tomentum between the nerves below; nerves reticulate and sparsely hispid; petiole up to 1 cm. long, with a tufted stellate-pubescence and widening somewhat near the lamina; stipules 3·5 mm. long with a 2·5 mm. long apiculus, greyish-tomentose, semi-circular, very caducous, and present only in bud.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences always axillary; peduncles up to 1 cm. long with scattered tufts of brown stellate hairs; pedicels similar, 2–3 together, c. 6 mm. long; bracts c. 5 mm. long, obovate to oblong, stellate-pubescent.
    Buds
    Flower-buds ellipsoid.
    Calyx
    Sepals c. 1·6 cm. long, linear-oblong, with tufted stellate hairs outside, bright yellow and glabrous inside.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, 7·5 mm. long, subcircular to very broadly obovate, margins slightly undulate, with a basal nectary less than 1 mm. long, very small for the genus, pubescent all over its surface within ledged above glabrous on the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore equal in length to the nectary, c. 0·5 mm. long in flower, glabrous, but with tufts of hair at its base.
    Stamens
    Stamens very numerous, c. 4-seriate.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-lobed, pubescent; style c. 7 mm. long, glabrous; stigma with c. 4 broad lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit yellow when ripe, divided almost to the peduncle into 2 globose lobes c. 13 mm. in diam., very sparsely stellate-pubescent.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to obovate-oblong, 4–8.2 cm long, 2.3–4.8 cm wide, abruptly narrowing to an acuminate apex, truncate and asymmetric at the base, margin coarsely serrate, ± glabrous with a few scattered minute stellate hairs on the veins above, densely stellate-pubescent beneath but less so on the veins; petiole 6–9 mm long, with a few scattered coarse stellate hairs; stipules very unequal, up to 8 mm long, with a wing on one side up to 3.5 mm wide, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered cyme, 1–3 in a leaf-axil, covered with coarse scattered stellate hairs; peduncle 5–10 mm long; pedicels 6–8 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 9–12 mm long; petals broadly obovate to subcircular, 6–7 mm long, ± 3 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1.5–2 mm, densely pubescent and slightly produced at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–9 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 2 mm long, densely hairy; style 6–7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Immature fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 6–8 mm long, ± 6 mm wide, with scattered long hairs; mature fruit (not known from East Africa) attain lobe sizes up to 13 mm long, 11 mm in diameter.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/51 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Woodland on sandy and badly drained soil; ± 800 m
    Distribution
    T4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Grewia inaequilatera Garcke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Robson, N.K.B. [965], Zambia K000285319
    Jan 1, 1958 Fanshawe, D.B. [F4468], Zambia K000285318
    Jan 1, 1956 Whellan, J.A. [21614], Zimbabwe K000285323
    Jan 1, 1955 Mowbray, R. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000285321
    Fanshawe, D.B. [F9015], Zambia K000285320
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975759
    Kirk, J. [52], Mozambique K000975761
    Kirk, J. [348], Mozambique K000975760
    Codd, L.E. [7779], South Africa K000285325
    Wild, H. [2376], Zimbabwe K000285322
    Torre, A.R. [9556], Mozambique K000285317
    Pawek, J. [9130], Malawi K000285315
    Pawek, J. [13533], Malawi K000285316
    Son, G. van [29027], Botswana K000285312
    Borges, A. [286], Angola K000285314
    Peters, W. [28], Mozambique K000975745
    Peters, W. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975746 Unknown type material
    Zunguze, D. [74], Mozambique K000285313
    Marais, S. [3716], South Africa K000285324
    Buitendag, E. [1088], South Africa K000285326

    First published in W.C.H.Peters, Naturw. Reise Mossambique 6(1): 134 (1861)

    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.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wild in Flora of Southern Africa 21(1): 13 (1984).
    • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 23 (1969).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 54, t. 3e (1963).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 434 (1962).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 183 (1910).
    • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 245 (1868).
    • Garcke in Peters, Reise Mossamb. Bot. 1: 134 (1861).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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