1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia micrantha Bojer

        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 or small tree to 7 m tall; young branches coarsely ferruginous-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2.3–8.6 cm long, 1.3–3.8 cm wide, acute at the apex, rounded and very asymmetric at the base, margin clearly sharply serrate, ± glabrous to scattered minutely pubescent above especially when young, densely whitish pubescent with brownish veins beneath; petiole 2–8 mm long, densely pubescent, sometimes coarsely ferruginously so; stipules subulate to ovate, up to 7 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3(–5)-flowered cyme, 1–3 in a leaf axil, the axes densely stellate-pubescent; bracts ovate to ovate-lanceolate, up to 6 mm long, entire, bifid or trifid; peduncles 6–15 mm long; pedicels 4–11 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 6–11 mm long, grey-green outside, yellow to orange-red inside; petals oblong to obovate-oblong, 4–7 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide, acute or slightly bifid at the apex, yellow to orange.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore ± absent or up to 1.5 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 5–6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or less often unlobed by abortion, the lobes 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm in diameter, shortly stellate-hairy.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/37 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Open forest, thicket and Acacia or Commiphora bushland; 50–750 m
    Distribution
    K7 T2 T3 T6 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 8 m. tall; young branchlets ferruginously tomentose, becoming grey or brownish with paler lenticels.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2·5–9 × 1·2–4·8 cm., ovate-oblong or elliptic, apex rounded or acute, margins serrate, rounded or asymmetrically cordate at the base, sparsely stellate-pubescent above or glabrous, finely reticulate-rugose, older leaves somewhat shiny, closely appressed-whitish-tomentose between the nerves below, the nerves themselves brownish and sub-glabrous, except for tufts of scattered longer and darker hairs; petiole up to 7 mm. long, ferruginously pubescent; stipules c. 5 mm. long, subulate, coarsely brown-hirsute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary, on coarsely brown-hairy peduncles up to 1·5 cm. long, 1 or sometimes 2–3 peduncles per axil; pedicels normally 3 per peduncle, c. 0·5 cm. long, coarsely brown-hairy; bracts 3–4 mm. long, linear-oblong to oblong, entire or bifid or trifid at the apex, tomentose.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong-ovoid.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to 0·8 cm. long, linear-oblong, coarsely stellately hairy outside, yellow and glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, about half the length of the sepals, oblong to obovate, often 2-dentate at the apex, basal claw either with circumvillous nectary within, or often absent and replaced by a small tuft of hairs at the cuneate petal base.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore, in specimens with nectaries, glabrous and 1 mm. long with a villous apex, in specimens with nectaries absent glabrous portion of androgynophore absent or almost so and ovary almost sessile on a villous cushion.
    Pistil
    Ovary shallowly 2-lobed, villous; style c. 5 mm. long, glabrous; stigma with about 4 broad lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit yellowish, deeply 2-lobed or 1-lobed by abortion, each lobe c. 7 mm. in diam., pubescent.

    Images

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Kenya, Madagascar

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Introduced into:

    Hawaii

    Grewia micrantha Bojer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1959 Allen, C.E.F. [80], Mozambique K000975808
    Jan 1, 1959 Allen, C.E.F. [80], Mozambique K000975810
    Jan 1, 1959 Bouton, L. [s.n.], Madagascar K000975807 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1959 Bouton, L. [s.n.], Madagascar K000975809 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1959 Phelps, R.J. [236], Zimbabwe K000285372
    Jan 1, 1956 Greenway, P.J. [6277], Malawi K000285374
    Jan 1, 1956 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K000975749
    Jan 1, 1956 Buchanan, J. [218], Malawi K000975750
    Chase, N.C. [5904], Zimbabwe K000285371
    Robson, N.K.B. [705], Zambia K000285368
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975751
    Chapman, J.D. [339], Malawi K000285376
    Biegel, H.M. [4818], Zimbabwe K000285370
    Mutimushi, J.M. [JMM1613], Zambia K000285367
    Torre, A.R. [2065], Mozambique K000285378
    Torre, A.R. [13562], Mozambique K000285379
    Pawek, J. [8201], Malawi K000285373
    Salubeni, A.J. [587], Malawi K000285375
    Germishuizen, G. [976], South Africa K000285383
    Barbosa, G. [2602], Mozambique K000285380
    Groenendijk, E.N.C. [1005], Mozambique K000285377
    Coetzee, B.J. [933], South Africa K000285381
    Jacobsen, W. [2429], Zimbabwe K000285369
    Huntley, B.J. [1954], South Africa K000285382

    First published in Procès-Verbaux Soc. Hist. Nat. l'Ile Maurice 1842-1845: 28 (1846)

    Accepted by

    • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 155, fig. f8 on 152, map (1994).
    • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 22 (1969).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 53 (1963) pro parte.
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 434 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 566, fig. 103/f8 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 620 (1949).
    • M.L. Green in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1925: 235 (1925).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 181 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 263 (1895).
    • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 244 (1868).
    • Bojer in Proc.-Verb. Soc. Hist. Nat. Maurice: 28 (1846).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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