1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia rugosifolia De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to NW. & W. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, sometimes scandent, up to 12 m tall; young stems stellate-pubescent, sometimes only sparsely so, older branches 3–4-angled.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to oblong-ovate, 6.5–13 cm long, 3–8.5 cm wide, obtuse to broadly acuminate at the apex, margin serrate, sparsely dotted with stellate hairs above, slightly denser beneath, feeling sandpapery; petiole 4–10 mm long, stellate-pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1–3-flowered cyme, 1–2 in a leaf-axil; peduncle up to 4 mm long; pedicels 5–13 mm long, densely pubescent to glabrescent with pale lenticels.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow to orange-yellow; sepals 17–22 mm long, yellow inside, rarely with a purple tinge, green-brown outside; petals 11–16 mm long, yellow to off-white.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1–2 mm long, cup-shaped, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–14 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 3 mm long, densely hairy; style 10–12 mm long, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit indistinctly 1–4-lobed, subglobose, 7–10 mm long, 9–14 mm wide.
    Habitat
    Forest margins and clearings or in bushland; 1150–1400 m
    Distribution
    T1 T4 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Grewia rugosifolia De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 8, 1998 Purseglove [P 3629], Uganda K000450755

    First published in Ann. Soc. Sci. Bruxelles 41(1): 93 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 10: 28, t. 4 (1963).
    • De Wild. in Ann. Soc. Sci. Brux. 41: 93 (1921).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0