Grewia avellana Hiern

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Grewia avellana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district

Grewia avellana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district

Grewia avellana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district

Grewia avellana

Photo: Orty Bourquin
Modisa Wildlife Project,Grassland Game Farm, Ghanzi district

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Synonyms: Grewia calycina N.E. Br.
Grewia guazumifolia sensu auct.
Grewia hydrophila K. Schum.
Grewia perennans K. Schum.
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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, often branching from the base, usually less than 1.5 m tall. Leaves Ovate-elliptic, 2-4.5 cm long, softly velvety on both surfaces; margin crenate-dentate; petiole up to 2.5 mm long, densely velvety. Flowers in 2-3-flowered terminal and leaf-opposed clusters, white. Sepals up to 17 mm long, greenish and hairy on the outside; petals small, c. 3 mm long. Fruit deeply 4-lobed, up to 2.5 cm in diameter, fleshy, sparsely hairy, blackish when ripe, edible.
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Habitat: Dry woodland on Kalahari sand, often with Baikiaea plurijuga.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 February 2016
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 426 - 427. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 227.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 58.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grewia avellana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138380, retrieved 31 May 2016

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