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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to Central & E. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 2.5 m tall, often flowering when leafless.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong-elliptic to obovate, 2–4.2(–6.5) cm long, 1–2.1(–3.4) cm wide, rounded to ± truncate at the apex, rounded at the base, margin coarsely serrate and often appearing slightly thickened, coriaceous, sparsely pubescent to greyish tomentellous above, greyish tomentellous beneath; petiole 1–3 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary subsessile flower, the pedicel extending up to 4 mm in fruit, with 3 small persistent bracts at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers pink to lilac; sepals 10–14 mm long; petals ovate to lanceolate, 5–8 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, acute at the apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1–2 mm at the base, pubescent and produced for ± 1 mm above the node.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–9 mm long; filaments pink; anthers yellow.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 7–9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 14–20 mm wide, the lobes 8–11 mm long, 7–10 mm wide, orange, sparsely hairy.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/7 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Dry scattered Commiphora and Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 100–1100 m
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

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

    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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 150 (1995).
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 155, fig. d2 on 152, map (1994).
    • Blundell, Wild Flow. E. Afr.: 68, fig. 733 (1987).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 566, fig. 103/d2 (1961).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 195 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 34: 321 (1904).

    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