Grewia inaequilatera Garcke

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Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye road, close to Mozambique border

Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

Grewia inaequilatera

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mahenye Village

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a shrub, sometimes a small tree. Bark smooth, pale grey; young branches with soft woolly stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, oblong-obovate, 5-18 cm cm long, 3-veined from an asymmetric base, often abrubtly pointed at the apex, green and nearly hairless above, paler and finely greyish hairy between the veins beneath; margin toothed: petiole up to 1 cm long, with small tufts of stellate hairs. Flowers in 2-3-flowered axillary clusters, c. 3 cm in diameter, bright yellow, showy in profusion. Flower stalks and back of the sepals with distinct small scattered tufts of short rusty hairs. Fruit almost completely divided into 2 separate spherical lobes, each part up to 1.3 cm in diameter, yellow when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inaequilatera: with unequal sides, referring to the asymmetric leaves.
Habitat: In low-altitude river valley in deciduous woodland and riverine fringes, sometimes forming thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 January 2015
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 691.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 114.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 74.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 406 - 407. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Whitehouse, C. et al. (2001). Tiliaceae & Muntingiaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 56.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 54 - 55.


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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 inaequilatera.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138500, retrieved 21 November 2017

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