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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central & SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 3 m tall; young branches glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly obovate, 1.3–5.5 cm long, 0.5–2.5 cm wide, rounded to acute or slightly acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, margins serrate, glabrous; petiole 4–5 mm long, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary flower; peduncle and pedicel together appearing like a jointed pedicel, 1.8–4.5 cm long, glabrous; bracts linear, up to 3 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white; sepals 13–18 mm long, pinkish to dull purplish on the outside; petals oblong, 9–18 mm long, 2–3 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for ± 1.5 mm at the base, pubescent above but barely produced up to 0.5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–10 mm long; filaments white.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 7–11 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 9–11 mm wide, the lobes 5–6 mm long, 4–5 mm wide, orange to brownish, sparsely hairy to glabrescent.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/5 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Woodland, bushland and open bushland; 450–800 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K4 K7

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Battiscombe, E. [922], Kenya K000241868 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 319 (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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 156, map (1994).
    • 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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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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