Grewia micrantha Bojer

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Grewia micrantha

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Catapu, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Grewia aurantiaca Weim.
Grewia woodiana K. Schum.
Common names: Golden-fruit raisin (English)
Status: Native
A small, shrubby tree with drooping branches. Branches often with pale lenticels. Leaves ovate-oblong or elliptic, 3-9 cm long, 3-veined from the base, hairless or sparsely hairy above, with dense white hairs below and tufts of brown hairs on the veins; base asymmetric; margin toothed. Flowers yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter, in few-flowered, axillary heads, petals shorter and deeper colour than sepals. Fruit spherical, deeply 2-lobed, or 1-lobed by abortion, each lobe c. 7 mm in diameter, pubescent, yellowish.
Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered
Habitat: In open deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Also possibly in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 30 January 2009

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 180.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 53 - 54.


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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 micrantha., retrieved 21 October 2016

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