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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 3 m tall; young branches densely stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong to elliptic-oblong or slightly obovate-oblong, 1.1–4.5 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, broadly obtuse to rounded at the apex, rounded at the base, sometimes slightly asymmetric, margin serrate, minutely stellate-pubescent above, stellate-pubescent beneath and ± concolorous or slightly greyish green; petiole 1–2 mm long, densely stellate-pubescent; stipules linear, 2–3 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3-flowered cyme, solitary in a leaf-axil; peduncle 2–5 mm long; pedicels 2–6 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 6–8 mm long; petals oblong, 3–5 mm long.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore ± 1 mm long, glabrous, densely hairy at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens ± 4 mm long; filaments yellow; anthers orange.
    Pistil
    Ovary ± 1.5 mm long, densely hairy; style ± 4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, or unlobed by abortion, the lobes 3–4 mm long, 3–4 mm wide, sparsely hairy.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/45 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Dry Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 0–650 m
    Distribution
    K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Yemen

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

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 116 (1892)

    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.
    • 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
    • Whitehouse, C., Cheek, M., Andrews, S. & Verdcourt, B. (2001). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae: 1-120.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sebsebe in Fl. Eth. 2(2): 148 (1995).
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 158, fig. f12 on 152, map (1994).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 570, fig. 103/f12 (1961).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 174 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 263 (1895).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 15: 116 (1892)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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