1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia stolzii Ulbr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, often scandent, up to 4 m tall; young branches densely ferruginous short-pubescent to ± villous.
    Leaves
    Leaves obovate to broadly elliptic, 3.2–13.5 cm long, 1.8–7.5 cm wide, usually widest above the middle, broadly acuminate to obtuse at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, margin serrate, ± glabrous except for some hairs on the veins above, densely pubescent to ± glabrous except for a few long hairs on the veins beneath; petiole 3–9 mm long, densely ferruginous pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal or axillary 1–5-flowered cyme, axes densely hairy, sometimes ± villous; peduncle 6–10 mm long; pedicels 6–13 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers white, very rarely pinkish; sepals 14–18 mm long, green outside, white within; petals lanceolate, 6–10 mm long, ± 2 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore glabrous for 1–2 mm at the base, densely hairy at the apex but not produced.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8–10 mm long; filaments greenish white; anthers yellow.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 2 mm long, densely hairy; style 8–10 mm long; stigma green.
    Fruits
    Fruit (1–)4-lobed, 13–17 mm wide, the lobes 7–9 mm long, 7–9 mm wide, green when young, sparsely long hairy.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/11 (leaf, p. 9).
    Habitat
    Riverine forest, woodland and thicket; 1200–2150 m
    Distribution
    K3/K5 T1 T4 T6 T7 U1 U2
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree or semi-scandent with purplish branches; young branchlets coarsely ferruginously pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina up to 12 × 5·5 cm., elliptic-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate at the apex, margin finely serrate with glands on the serratures, broadly cuneate or truncate and sometimes oblique at the base, glabrous above, sparsely stellate-pubescent below; nerves fairly prominent on both sides; petiole up to 7·5 mm. long, hispid-pubescent; stipules 0·5 mm. long, linear, pubescent outside, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or leaf-opposed, 2–5-flowered; peduncles up to 15 mm. long, pubescent; pedicels similar, c. 1 cm. long; bracts up to 4 mm. long, linear or lanceolate-triangular, pubescent on the back, entire.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong.
    Calyx
    Sepals 1·2–2 cm. long, linear-oblong, greenish or ferruginously pubescent outside with a dense short stellate tomentum interspersed with longer fasciculate hairs, glabrous and white inside.
    Corolla
    Petals white, 5–9 mm. long, narrowly triangular; lamina not wider than the nectariferous claw and not more than twice its length; claw circumvillous within and ledged above.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore up to 1·5 mm. long, glabrous, not produced above.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-lobed, villous; stigma-lobes broad.
    Fruits
    Fruit reddish when ripe, up to 2.3 cm. in diam., 4-lobed, sparsely hispid or glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Grewia stolzii Ulbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2012 Congdon, T.C.E. [781], Tanzania K000823866
    Stolz, A. [1138], Tanzania K000241863 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 347 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wild & Gonç. in Fl. Moçamb. 28: 28 (1969).
    • R. Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 10: 31 (1963).
    • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 57 (1963).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 236 (1962).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 568 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 616 (1949).
    • Ulbr. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 347 (1914).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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