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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub to 4 m tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate to oblong-ovate, 2.5–9.3 cm long, 1.8–5.5 cm wide, acute to slightly acuminate at the apex, very asymmetric and obliquely rounded to truncate at the base, margins irregularly serrate, with scattered stellate hairs above, discolorous and densely whitish stellate-pubescent beneath with contrasting brownish veins; petiole 4–7 mm long, covered with a dense coarse ferruginous stellate pubescence.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a (1–)3-flowered axillary cyme, 1–3 in a leaf-axil, the axes densely coarsely ferruginous stellate-pubescent; peduncle 5–13 mm long; pedicels 5–9 mm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow; sepals 7–9 mm long; petals oblong, 3–5 mm long, ± 1.5 mm wide.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore ± 1 mm long, glabrous, densely pubescent at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5 mm long.
    Ovary
    Ovary ± 2 mm long, densely hairy.
    Fruits
    Fruit (not known from East Africa) nearly always 2-lobed, the lobes 6–8 mm long, 6–8 mm in diameter, with a few scattered long hairs.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/40 (leaf, p. 11).
    Habitat
    Not specified; ± 2100 m
    Distribution
    T7

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Battiscombre, E. [20], Kenya K000241837

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 307 (1903)

    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.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Not accepted by

    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Grewia micrantha.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • 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).
    • Burret in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 45: 181 (1910).
    • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 33: 307 (1903).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © 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