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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 4.5 m tall; young branches ± glabrous or with a few scattered stellate hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic to elliptic-oblong, ovate or obovate, 2.2–11.5 cm long, 1.2–5.8 cm wide, obtuse to acute, sometimes rounded or acuminate, at the apex, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, margin serrate, ± glabrous above, glabrous beneath except for a few scattered minute stellate hairs and a few longer ones when young, slightly silvery, especially beneath, membranaceous; petiole 2–7 mm long, with a few scattered minute stellate hairs; stipules up to 6 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 3–11-flowered terminal or leaf-opposed axillary cyme, axes covered with a sparse yellowish green short stellate pubescence; peduncle 4–12 mm long; pedicel 8–15 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white; sepals 10–14 mm long; petals obovate, 6–9 mm long, 3.5–5 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 0.5–1 mm at the base, densely hairy at the apex but not produced above.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–10 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 1 mm long, densely yellowish hairy; style 6–7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 10–13 mm wide, the lobes obovoid, 5–7 mm long, 4–6 mm wide, 3–4 mm high, scattered with long hairs.
    Habitat
    Woodland and deciduous thicket; 700–1200 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T5 T6 T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goetze, W. [886], Tanzania K000241858 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 429 (1900)

    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
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 617 (1949).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 197 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 429 (1900).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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