1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia retinervis Burret

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small shrub 1–2 m. tall, usually branching low down; young sterns brownish-pubescent or glabrescent; older branches not becoming 4-angled and grooved.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–5 × 1–2·75 cm., elliptic-oblong, acute or rounded at the apex, with margins serrate, rounded at the base, sparsely pubescent above or glabrous; nerves reticulate on both sides, slightly pubescent below; petiole 1–3 mm. long, pubescent; stipules c. 2·5 mm. long, subulate, pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences all axillary; peduncles 3–6 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels 2–3 together, 2–4 mm. long, pubescent; basal bracts c. 2 mm. long, entire, lanceolate-triangular, pubescent.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong, somewhat sulcate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–8 × 1 mm., lorate, appressed-pubescent outside, glabrous within.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, 5–7 × 1·5 mm., narrowly oblong or lorate, with a basal nectariferous claw 1 mm. long and circumvillous within.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1 mm. long, glabrous, not extended above the node, rather cupular at the apex and clasping the ovary-base.
    Pistil
    Ovary appressed-pubescent, never lobed; style 8–9 mm. long, glabrous; stigmas usually 4, subulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit shining, reddish-brown, c. 8 mm. in diam., globose, never lobed, minutely and sparsely stellate-pubescent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Grewia retinervis Burret appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 31, 1911 Baum, H. [758], Angola K000241928 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 170 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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