Grewia decemovulata Merxm.

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Grewia decemovulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Grewia decemovulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Grewia decemovulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Picnic area, Haka Game Park, Harare

Grewia decemovulata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Picnic area, Haka Game Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Grewia flavescens sensu Exell & Mendonça
Grewia trothai sensu Hutch.
Common names: Miombo dwarf donkey-berry (English) Ubhunzu (Ndebele)
Frequency: Frequent
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.
Notes: The species may be confused with Grewia flavescens but differs in its distinct dwarf habit and in the round, not 4-angled, stems.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grewia decemovulata., retrieved 18 January 2018

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