1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia sulcata Mast.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Northern Prov.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect or straggling shrub 2–3 m. tall; young branches and inflorescences ferruginously tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–7 × 1·5–4·5 cm., obovate or occasionally oblong, rounded or bluntly acuminate at the apex, margin crenate-dentate, rounded or slightly cordate at the slightly asymmetrical base, slightly scabrous above, hispid or tomentose below, secondary venation rather prominent below; petiole up to 0·5 cm. long, tomentellous; stipules c. 2 mm. long, linear, caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences usually at the ends of the branchlets, usually more than 3-flowered; peduncles 1–1·5 cm. long, ferruginously hairy; pedicels similar, c. 1 cm. long; bracts up to 2·5 mm. long, hairy on the outside, entire, linear-lanceolate.
    Buds
    Flower-buds oblong, slightly inflated at the base, slightly constricted above the base.
    Calyx
    Sepals 12–18 mm. long, linear-oblong, rufous-tomentose outside, glabrous and white within.
    Corolla
    Petals white, 7·5–13 mm. long, narrowly triangular, tapering to the apex, with a basal nectariferous claw circumvillous within and ledged above.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore up to 1·5 mm. long, glabrous below, sulcate, elongated above the node into a tomentellous upper portion 2–3·5 mm. tall.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, 4-lobed; stigma with 4–5 broad lobes.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1·5–2 cm. in diam., 4-lobed, sparingly hispid, slightly fleshy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Grewia sulcata Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975740
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975741
    Scott, L. [s.n.], Mozambique K000975742
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1096], Myanmar K001112047

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 252 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    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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