1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia occidentalis L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree (rarely climbing) up to 3 m. tall with rather slender glabrescent branchlets.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7·5 × 1·5–4 cm., lanceolate, rhombic-lanceolate or obovate-lanceolate, acute or rounded at the apex, margin crenate or crenate-dentate, subcuneate or rounded or slightly cordate at the base, glabrous or slightly pubescent on both surfaces, rather thin-textured; petiole up to 1·3 cm. long, glabrescent; stipules up to 4 mm. long, linear, pubescent, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 1–3-flowered; peduncles slender, up to 15 mm. long, glabrescent; pedicels similar, up to 12 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to 18 mm. long, linear-oblong, pubescent and greenish outside, purplish or pink inside.
    Corolla
    Petals purple, mauve, pinkish or very rarely white, up to 14 mm. long, oblong-lanceolate, with a basal nectariferous claw 1 mm. long circumvillous within and ledged above.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous below for 1 mm. prolonged above into a densely pubescent portion up to 3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-lobed, densely hairy; style up to 10 mm. long, glabrous; stigma-lobes broad.
    Fruits
    Fruit reddish-purple, up to 2–5 cm. in diam., 4-lobed, shining, glabrescent, somewhat fleshy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Grewia occidentalis L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1958 Rudatis, H. [1411], South Africa K000241890 isotype
    Jan 1, 1957 Mac Owan, P. [s.n.], South Africa K000241891
    Jan 1, 1956 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [131], Zimbabwe K000975735 Unknown type material
    unknown [465], South Africa K000241897
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000241895
    Bojer [s.n.], South Africa K000241894
    Cooper, T. [2015], South Africa K000241892
    Zeyher [142. c.], South Africa K000241893
    Milne [203], South Africa K000241896

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 964 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Fairhurst, W. (2004). Flowering Plants of Ascension island: 1-300. Higham Press, Shirland, Alfreton, England.
    • 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
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    Kew Science Photographs
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