1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia penicillata Chiov.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub 1–2 m high; branches thin, young shoots densely villous.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to obovate, 1–4.5 cm long, 0.7–2.8 cm wide, rounded to acute at the apex, truncate to cuneate at the base, margin serrate with long hairs protruding from the teeth, pubescent above, densely stellate-pubescent beneath with villous hairs on the veins; petiole up to 4 mm long, densely villous; stipules ovate to lanceolate, up to 8 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–4-flowered cyme.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish yellow to red; sepals 6–10 mm long, often with an appendage at the tip, densely villous on the outside, red to greenish yellow inside; petals 2–6 mm long, yellow.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–4 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 2 mm long, densely hairy; style 2–3 mm long, much divided at the apex.
    Fruits
    Fruit unlobed, dull yellow, ± 12 mm in diameter, densely pubescent, with a crustaceous outer wall.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/23 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Rocky ground in dry country on granite or limestone outcrops; 200–950 m
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

    Grewia penicillata Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    [Suckert], [E]. D. [54], Somalia K000241627

    First published in Fl. Somala 2: 39 (1932)

    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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 154 (1995).
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 156, fig. b2 on 152, map (1994).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 567, fig. 103/b2 (1961).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 522 (1958).
    • Chiov., Fl. Somala 2: 39 (1932).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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