Grewia hexamita Burret

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Grewia hexamita

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Grewia hexamita

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Grewia hexamita

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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Synonyms: Grewia messinica Burtt Davy & Greenway
Grewia schweickerdtii Burret
Common names: Giant raisin (English) Large-flowered grewia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark reddish-brown, smooth with conspicuous lenticels; young branches covered in rust-coloured woolly hairs. Leaves alternate, oblong-elliptic, up to 10 × 6 cm, 3-veined from a distinctly asymmetric base, shiny green, hairless and somewhat rough above, densely yellowish-white woolly below; margin toothed, somewhat rolled under. Flowers showy, golden yellow, 4-5 cm in diameter, solitary or in 2-3-flowered axillary clusters. Fruit often deeply 2-lobed or divided, each part up to 2 cm in diameter, yellowish-brown to reddish when ripe, edible but with little flesh.
Notes: ote: this is an attractive species with large flowers and shiny leaves, popular in horticulture.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland, often in river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania (?), Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 January 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

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

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 55.


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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 hexamita.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138480, retrieved 27 September 2016

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