1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia kakothamnos K.Schum.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 4.5 m tall; young stems pubescent, older branches greyish brown.
    Leaves
    Leaves obovate, up to 5.5 cm long, 4.2 cm wide, acute to rounded at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, margin serrate to dentate, sparsely to densely stellate-pubescent, rarely glabrescent, beneath, less dense to glabrous above; petiole up to 5 mm long, sparsely to densely pubescent; stipules 3–4 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary flower, sometimes flowering before the leaves appear and then often in fascicles; peduncle and pedicel together appearing like a jointed pedicel, subsessile or to 14 mm long, stellate-pubescent, often with persistent bracts; bracts 3, triangular, 2–3 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white to pink, fading yellowish; sepals 7–11 mm long, white inside, reddish to white outside; petals oblong to slightly obovate-oblong, 4–8 mm long, 1.5–2.5 mm wide, rounded to truncate at the apex, sometimes notched, white, sometimes tinged with pink or lilac.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for ± 1 mm at the base, pubescent and produced for ± 0.5 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–6 mm long; filaments usually pink to crimson, occasionally white; anthers yellow to orange.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 4.5–6 mm long, white; stigma green.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 8–12 mm wide, the lobes 4–7 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, orange, sparsely hairy to glabrescent.
    Figures
    Fig. 5.
    Habitat
    Bushland, thicket and open woodland; 0–1950 m
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5 T6 U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda

    Grewia kakothamnos K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [2818], Kenya K000241869 Unknown type material
    Hildebrandt, J.M. [1536], Kenya K000241870 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 321 (1904)

    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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 152 (1995).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 34: 321 (1904).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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