Grewia herbacea Welw. ex Hiern

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Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

Grewia herbacea

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Grewia leucodiscus K. Schum.
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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched small shrub, up to 3 m but often less than 2 m tall. Branches covered in silky hairs. Leaves very broadly ovate-elliptic to almost round, up to 12 cm long, 3-veined from the base, thickly textured, green and hairy above with sunken veins, much paler below, covered in greyish-white or cream-coloured hairs; base slightly cordate at the base; apex rounded to slightly nothched; margin toothed. Flowers in leaf-opposed clusters, yellow, c 1.5 cm in diameter. Fruit shallowly 4-lobed, c 1.5 cm in diameter, silky hairy.
Type location:
Angola
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: herbacea: herbaceous, not woody
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 569. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

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) Page 63. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Grewia herbacea
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grewia herbacea
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia herbacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia herbacea
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Grewia herbacea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138470, retrieved 27 October 2021

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