4966.000 Grewia L.

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Stipules lateral. Leaves petiolate, alternate, simple, serrate or rarely entire, 3-7-veined from the base. Flowers in terminal or axillary panicles or in leaf-opposed or axillary umbel-like cymes. Sepals 5, stellately hairy, coloured inside like the petals. Petals 5, most often yellow, less often white and rarely purple (Grewia occidentalis), usually with a nectar-bearing claw or gland at the base. Stamens numerous. Ovary 2-4-locular. Fruit indehiscent, without bristles, a (1-)2-4-lobed drupe with (1-)2-4 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 150 species in warm parts of the Old World

Botswana: 18 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Tagiades flesus (Clouded forester, Clouded flat)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
avellana HiernN,SW,SEDescription, Image
bicolor Juss.N,SEDescription, Image
caffra Meisn.Description, Image
cyclopetala Wawra
falcistipula K.Schum.
flava DC.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
flavescens Juss. var. flavescens N,SW,SEDescription, Image
hexamita BurretDescription, Image
inaequilatera GarckeDescription, Image
monticola Sond.N,SEDescription, Image
olukondae SchinzN,SEDescription, Image
pachycalyx K. Schum.NDescription, Image
praecox K. Schum.
retinervis BurretN,SE
schinzii K. Schum.N
subspathulata N.E. Br.N,SE
tenax (Forssk.) FioriDescription, Image
villosa Willd.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Grewia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Grewia
Flora of Malawi: Grewia
Flora of Mozambique: Grewia
Flora of Zambia: Grewia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Grewia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Grewia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grewia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grewia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Grewia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Grewia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=933, retrieved 18 August 2019

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