1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia pubescens P.Beauv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and NW. Angola.

    [FWTA]

    Tiliaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, more or less scandent, to 30 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers fairly large, pale pinkish or white
    Fruits
    Fruits 4-lobed, pilose.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, sometimes scandent, to 8 m tall; young branches shortly densely brown- to ferruginous stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic, 7–16 cm long, 2.3–7 cm wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, margins evenly finely serrate, ± glabrous except for a stellate pubescence on the veins above, densely softly stellate-pubescent all over beneath; petiole 8–13 mm long, shortly stellate-pubescent; stipules subulate to linear, 4–10 mm long, deeply divided or entire.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences leaf-opposed axillary or terminal 1–6-flowered cymes, the axes shortly stellate-pubescent; peduncle 8–20 mm long; pedicels 4–8 mm long.
    Perianth
    Sepals 17–20 mm long, white inside, green outside; petals lanceolate, 7–10 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, pink.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for ± 0–0.5 mm at the base, densely hairy but not produced at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 12–17 mm long; filaments white flushed with pink especially towards the apex.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1.5–2 mm long, densely hairy; style 14–17 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 10–15 mm wide, the lobes 6–7 mm long, 5–6 mm wide, green when young, scattered with hairs with a small wart at their base.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/15 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Moist forest; 1050–1250 m
    Distribution
    U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Grewia pubescens P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11078], Cameroon K000673440
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11944], Cameroon K000673442
    Oct 1, 2010 Harvey, Y.B. [111], Cameroon K000673441
    Nov 1, 1974 Satabie, B. [56], Cameroon K000094534
    Irving [s.n.], Nigeria K000241816
    Irving [s.n.], Nigeria K000241818
    Irving [s.n.], Nigeria K000241819
    Irving [91], Nigeria K000241820
    Easmon [s.n.], Ghana K000241817
    Rowland, G.W. [48], Nigeria K000241821
    Warnecke [469], Togo Grewia gigantiflora K000241822

    First published in Fl. Oware 2: 76 (1819)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lejoly, J. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Flore de la Tshopo (RD Congo): Familles des Malvaceae, Orchidaceae, Sterculiaceae, Tiliaceae Taxonomania 29: 1-41.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • 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.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Not accepted by

    • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento. [Cited as Grewia mollis.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 154, t. 26, 1–2.
    • Burret in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 45: 187
    • F.T.A. 1: 250
    • Fl. Oware 2: 76, t. 108 (1819)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hamilton, Field Guide Uganda For. Trees: 122, fig. 130 (1981).
    • R. Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 10: 30 (1963).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 304, fig. 115 (1958).
    • Excell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 221 (1951).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate: 242 (1940).
    • Burtt Davy, Check-lists For. Trees & Shrubs Brit. Emp. 1, Uganda: 117 (1935).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 187 (1910).
    • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 250 (1868).
    • P. Beauv., Fl. Owar. 2: 76, t. 108 (1807).

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