Grewia pachycalyx K. Schum.

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Grewia pachycalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2: near boat landing point, Katombora, Zambezi

Grewia pachycalyx

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka

Grewia pachycalyx

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka

Grewia pachycalyx

Photo: Nicholas Wightman
Growing naturally on Dabuyu Farms, Plot 67, Farm 401a Lilayi, Lusaka

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chiwanichinuna (Hlengwe) Large-flowered white cross-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Many-stemmed, scrambling shrub or small tree. Leaves often drooping, oblong-lanceolate, slightly pubescent above when young, more densely so below, green on both surfaces; margin finely dentate-crenate. Flowers showy, white, in leaf-opposed clusters. Fruit distinctly 4-lobed, orange-red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine vegetation, often forming thickets.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Caprivi - Namibia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 448.

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

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.

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.


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West African Plants database: Grewia pachycalyx


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 pachycalyx.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138560, retrieved 28 May 2016

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