1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia tephrodermis K.Schum.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree to 5 m tall; young branches brownish tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to oblong-obovate or oblong-elliptic, 1–9.1 cm long, 0.5–4.5 cm wide, widest above the middle, obtuse to broadly acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, sometimes slightly asymmetric, margins serrate to coarsely so, green and minutely pubescent above, greyish white tomentellous beneath, sometimes slightly brownish on the veins; petiole 1–6 mm long, brownish tomentellous; stipules subulate, ± 3 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3(–4)-flowered cyme, 1–3 in a leaf-axil, the axes brownish pubescent; peduncle 3–12 mm long; pedicels 4–12 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 8–10 mm long, greenish yellow outside, yellow inside; petals oblong, 4–6 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, obtuse to emarginate at the apex, yellow.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore 1–2 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–6 mm long, yellow to orange.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1.5–2 mm long, densely hairy; style 4–5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit unlobed or rarely 2-lobed, the lobes 4–8 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, sparsely hairy, dark green turning orange-red when ripe.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/33 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Acacia or Commiphora bushland, often along dry water-courses; 250–1700 m
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T5

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Grewia tephrodermis K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2007 Mwachala [1371], Kenya K000449459
    Jun 10, 1998 Volkens, G. [483], Tanzania K000241845
    Jun 10, 1998 Volkens, G. [1724], Tanzania K000241846

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34: 320 (1904)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 34: 320 (1905).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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