Grewia inaequilatera Garcke

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Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

Grewia inaequilatera

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a shrub, sometimes a small tree. Bark smooth, pale grey; young branches with soft woolly stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, oblong-obovate, 5-18 cm cm long, 3-veined from an asymmetric base, often abrubtly pointed at the apex, green and nearly hairless above, paler and finely greyish hairy between the veins beneath; margin toothed: petiole up to 1 cm long, with small tufts of stellate hairs. Flowers in 2-3-flowered axillary clusters, c. 3 cm in diameter, bright yellow, showy in profusion. Flower stalks and back of the sepals with distinct small scattered tufts of short rusty hairs. Fruit almost completely divided into 2 separate spherical lobes, each part up to 1.3 cm in diameter, yellow when ripe.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inaequilatera: with unequal sides, referring to the asymmetric leaves.
Habitat: In low-altitude river valley in deciduous woodland and riverine fringes, sometimes forming thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
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Content last updated: Thursday 28 June 2012
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 575. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 691.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 114.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 74.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 406 - 407. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Whitehouse, C. et al. (2001). Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 56.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 54 - 55.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Grewia inaequilatera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138500, retrieved 22 October 2020

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