Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori

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Grewia tenax

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Grewia tenax

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Grewia tenax

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Synonyms: Chadara tenax Forssk.
Grewia betulifolia Juss.
Grewia populifolia Vahl
Common names: Small-leaved white raisin (English) White cross-berry (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, up to 2 m. Leaves ± circular to obovate, rough to the touch; margin dentate. Flowers single, leaf-opposed. Sepals green outside, white inside. Petals white, linear and 2-toothed at apex. Fruit in a distinct cluster of 4 carpels, shiny..
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenax: tenacious, strong
Habitat: In the driest woodland or semi-desert scrub
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from northern South Africa and Namibia to Ethiopia and Arabia and through West Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 440 - 441. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

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 59.


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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 tenax.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138630, retrieved 6 December 2016

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