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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to NE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree to 7.5 m tall; young branches coarsely ferruginous-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly oblong to oblong-elliptic or oblong-obovate, the outline usually an evenly rounded oblong, 1.6–7.6 cm long, 0.7–3.2 cm wide, rounded to obtuse at the apex, rounded and very asymmetric at the base, margin ± entire to shallowly dentate or bluntly serrate, slightly inrolled and thickened, ± glabrous or sometimes sparsely minutely pubescent above especially when young, densely whitish pubescent beneath with brownish veins; petiole 2–11 mm long, coarsely stellate-pubescent; stipules subulate, up to 5 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3-flowered cyme, 1–2 in a leaf-axil, the axes coarsely ferruginous pubescent; bracts ovate, 3–4 mm long, sometimes bifid; peduncle 4–13 mm long; pedicels 4–7 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 7–9 mm long; petals oblong to obovate-oblong, 4–6 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, rounded to acute at the apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 0.5–1 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex, which is sometimes shortly produced up to 1 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–6 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style 4–6 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or less often unlobed by abortion, the lobes 6–7 mm long, 5–6 mm in diameter, shortly stellate-pubescent, green turning yellowish red when ripe.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/38 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Forest, riverine thicket, coral-rag thicket and Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 0–500 m
    Distribution
    K4 K7 T3 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 16, 1998 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Kenya K000241838 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1988 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1996], Kenya K000241841 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1988 Hildebrandt, J.M. [1996], Kenya K000241842 Unknown type material
    Jun 16, 1980 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Kenya K000241839 Unknown type material
    Jun 16, 1980 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Kenya K000241840 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 119 (1892)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 156, fig. f5 on 152, map (1994).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 567, fig. 103/f5 (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).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 39 (1936).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 183 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 263 (1895).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 15: 119 (1892)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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