Grewia villosa Willd.

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Grewia villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Grewia villosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms:
Common names: Amapatenyane (Ndebele) Amasendendwangu (Ndebele) Mallow raisin (English) Mallow-leaved cross-berry (English) Mushendewabosokwe (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Umjelekudzi (Ndebele) Umlekule (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub, up to 3 m. Branches covered in yellowish silky hairs. Leaves broadly elliptic to almost round, up to 12 cm long, 3-veined from the base, thickly textured, grey-green and hairy above with sunken veins, much paler below, covered in rough greyish-white, cream or rusty hairs; base slightly cordate; apex rounded; margin toothed. Flowers in small leaf-opposed clusters, yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter. Fruit shallowly 4-lobed, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, silky hairy, red when ripe.
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Habitat: In dry mixed woodland and scrub, often in rocky places and on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the drier parts of Africa, Cape Verde Islands, Arabia and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Friday 9 May 2008
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 442 - 443. (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.

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.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 62 - 63.


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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 villosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138640, retrieved 29 September 2016

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