Grewia olukondae Schinz

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Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

Grewia olukondae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River Bridge, Gokwe District.

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Synonyms: Grewia flavescens Juss. var. olukondae (Schinz) Wild
Common names: Soft-leaved donkey-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a dense scrambling shrub. Bark dark grey-brown; stems mostly round or only slightly fluted; young branches furry brown. Leaves often drooping, broadly ovate to obovate, sometimes almost round, up to 7 × 7.5 cm, 3-veined from the almost symmetric base, dull green to yellow-green, furry on both surfaces; apex rounded with a small point; base squarish to somewhat cordate; margin irregularly toothed. Flowers yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter, in axillary heads on stalks longer than 1 cm. Fruit spherical or shallowly 2-lobed, rarely 4-lobed, each lobe up to 14 mm in diameter, shiny yellowish-brown when ripe, covered with sparse whitish hairs. See G. flavescens for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: olukondae: of Olukonda in Namibia, where it was first collected.
Habitat: In riverine fringes, near floodplains, on termite mounds in open woodland, often on alluvial sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - May
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and nothern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 February 2016
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 695.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 444 - 445. (Includes a picture).

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. As Grewia flavescens olukondae

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. as Grewia flavescens var. olukondae

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

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 110. (Includes a picture).

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

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. as Grewia flavescens var. olukondae

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 46 - 47. as Grewia flavescens var. olukondae


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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 olukondae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138450, retrieved 25 May 2016

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