Grewia decemovulata Merxm.

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Grewia decemovulata

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Grewia decemovulata

Drawing: Doreen Bolnick

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Synonyms: Grewia flavescens sensu Exell & Mendonça
Grewia trothai sensu Hutch.
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Status: Native
Procumbent or spreading suffrutex, less than 1.5 m. Leaves broadly oblong with serrate margins, thinly coverered in appressed hairs above, more densely below. Inflorescences axillary. Sepals longer than petals, pubescent on the back. Flowers yellow, tinged with orange-red.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 14.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 47 - 48. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Grewia decemovulata., retrieved 10 August 2022

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