Grewia caffra Meisn.

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Grewia caffra

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Catapu

Grewia caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Grewia caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Grewia caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Grewia caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

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Synonyms: Grewia fruticetorum J. Drumm. ex Baker f.
Common names: Climbing raisin (English)
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Normally a multi-stemmed, scrambling shrub. Stems distinctly 4-angled; branchlets stiff, sometimes becoming spine-like. Leaves oblong-ovate to lanceolate, 2-6 cm long, 3-veined from the base, glabrous or sparsely stellate hairy: margin finely toothed. Flowers yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter, in few-flowered, axillary heads. Fruit, globose, not lobed, glabrous or sparsely stellate hairy, 7-10 mm in diameter, brown to red, edible.
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Derivation of specific name: caffra: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
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Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 103. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 48 - 49.

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Flora of Mozambique: Grewia caffra
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grewia caffra
African Plant Database: Grewia caffra
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Grewia caffra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grewia caffra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grewia caffra
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grewia caffra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grewia caffra
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Grewia caffra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia caffra
Ispot Southern Africa: Grewia caffra
JSTOR Plant Science: Grewia caffra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia caffra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia caffra
The Plant List (version 1.1): Grewia caffra
Tropicos: Grewia caffra


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Grewia caffra.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138400, retrieved 21 September 2018

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