Grewia microcarpa K. Schum.

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Grewia microcarpa

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Catapu, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Grewia swynnertonii J.R. Drumm. ex Baker f.
Grewia utilis Exell
Common names: Small-fruited green raisin (English)
Status: Native
Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Older branches angled, even somewhat fluted, younger branches plum-coloured. Leaves ovate-elliptic, elliptic or lanceolate, usually c. 4 cm long, 3-veined from the base, glossy green and finely hairy above, dull and more densely hairy below; base asymmetric; margin finely toothed. Flowers golden-yellow, c. 1-1.5 cm in diameter, in few-flowered, axillary heads, petals shorter than sepals. Fruit spherical, deeply 2-lobed, or 1-lobed by abortion, each lobe c. 4 mm in diameter, pubescent, yellowish.
Derivation of specific name: microcarpa: with small fruits.
Habitat: In riverine fringes and open deciduous woodland, sometimes thicket forming.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: 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.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 56.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grewia microcarpa., retrieved 24 May 2017

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