1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Grewia L.
      1. Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to N. & Central Tanzania, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree to 6 m tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to elliptic, 1.3–9.1 cm long, 0.8–4 cm wide, acute to acuminate at the apex, obliquely truncate to rounded, sometimes slightly asymmetric, at the base, margin coarsely serrate to crenate, scattered to sparsely minutely stellate-pubescent above, indumentum beneath very variable, concolorous or discolorous, ± glabrous, minutely stellate-pubescent or quite densely pubescent; petiole 2–8 mm long; stipules subulate, 6–8 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3-flowered cyme, 1–3 in a leaf-axil; peduncle 4–18 mm long; pedicels 4–8 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 6–9 mm long; petals oblong to ovate, 4–5 mm long, emarginate at the apex.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore ± absent or up to 1.5 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex and produced up to 0.5 mm.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–6 mm long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1–2 mm long, densely hairy; style 4–5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit unlobed, rarely 2-lobed and then very unequally so, 4–6 mm long, 4–7 mm wide, sparsely hairy, yellow to orange.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/36 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Riverine forest, scattered tree grassland, Acacia bush, sandy soil; (600–)900–2150 m
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 T1 T2 T5 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

    Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 10, 1998 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Uganda K000241843 Unknown type material
    Jun 10, 1998 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Uganda K000241844 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1987 Schimper [1216], Ethiopia K000241785 isotype
    Jan 1, 1987 Schimper [1216], Ethiopia K000241786 isotype

    First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 89 (1847)

    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.
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 148 (1995).
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 158, fig. f10 on 152, map (1994).
    • Troupin, Fl. Rwanda 2: 370, fig. 118/2 (1983).
    • Troupin, Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 679, fig. 234/2 (1982)
    • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda, ed. 2: 62, fig. 17 (1971).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 570, fig. 103/f10 (1961).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 428 (1952).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 620 (1949).
    • Mast. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 247 (1868).
    • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 89 (1847).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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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