1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia leptopus Ulbr.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 6 m tall; young branches ± glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 1.5–10.5 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, margin serrate, glabrous; petiole 4–8 mm long, ± glabrous, concolorous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–3(–4)-flowered cyme, 1–3 in a leaf-axil; peduncle 6–14 mm long; pedicels 5–8 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow, buds with greyish white minute indumentum that often contrasts when dried with the blackish pedicels; sepals 4–6 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide; petals linear-lanceolate, 2–4 mm long, ± 1 mm wide, acute at the apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1–1.5 mm, pubescent at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 0.5 mm long, minutely greyish pubescent; style 2–4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 4–5 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, ± glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/47 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Forest, woodland and thicket, usually on sandy soils; (?0–)150–600 m
    Distribution
    T6 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Grewia leptopus Ulbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 346 (1914)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 619 (1949).
    • Ulbr. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 346 (1914).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0