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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree; branchlets at first brownish-stellate-pubescent, later becoming glabrous; lenticels greyish and slightly tubercular.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2·5–9 × 1·5–5 cm., narrowly obovate to narrowly oblong-obovate, apex abruptly acuminate to cuspidate, margin denticulate to denticulate-crenate, the base rounded and more or less symmetrical, minutely stellate-pilose above or glabrous, densely brownish-stellate-pubescent below, at least when young; petiole up to 5 mm. long; stipules c. 3 mm. long, linear-lanceolate, caducous, setulose-pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or opposite the leaves; peduncle 2–3 mm. long, 3–5-flowered, stellate-pubescent; pedicels up to 8 mm. long, with short stellate hairs and some longer fasciculate-stellate hairs; bracts 2–3 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate, setulose-pubescent on the back.
    Buds
    Flower-buds ovoid.
    Calyx
    Sepals c. 14 × 3·5 mm., linear-oblong, apex acute, somewhat thickened, tomentose outside with dense, shortly-stellate hairs and scattered longer fasciculate-stellate hairs, tomentellous within towards the apex and margins.
    Corolla
    Petals white; lamina c. 5 × 4 mm., ovate, subacute at the apex, with a circumvillous nectary at the base 1·5 × 1 mm. ledged above and glabrous at the back.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore with a glabrous basal portion c. 1·5 mm. long, prolonged above into a pubescent upper portion c. 1 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Style 7–8 mm. long, glabrous, stigmatic lobes broad and flattened. Ovary 4-lobed, densely villous, with 4 ovules per loculus.
    Fruits
    Fruit not known.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Grewia limae Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 31: 86 (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
    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