African Plant Database

Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 4: 91 (1804)
Information on the genus : Grewia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vincentia flavescens (Juss.) Burret (1926)
 Vinticena flavescens (Juss.) Burret (1935)
 Grewia flavescens Juss. var. flavescens
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Grewia fabreguesii E. Boudour. (1988)
=Grewia platyclada K. Schum. (1900)
=Vincentia platyclada (K. Schum.) Burret (1926)
=Vinticena platyclada (K. Schum.) Burret (1935)
=Grewia homblei De Wild. (1915)
=Grewia kapiriensis De Wild. (1915)
=Grewia flavescens var. longipedunculata Burret
=Grewia flavescens var. brevipedunculata Burret (1804)
Taxon infra-specific
Grewia flavescens Juss. var. flavescens
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-5 m tall or liane 1-10 m long, many-stemmed, with stems 2-6 cm , not winged but triangular (or quadrangular) in transverse section (cf. G. fabreguesii, fide E. Boudouresque); inflorescences axillary; petals yellow, stigma subulate, ovary bilocula
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Ecology : Open Acacia-Terminalia woodland; sandy, gravelly and loamy clay soils; termite-mounds; 300-2300 m alt. Occurrence in Somalia uncertain. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa (Transvaal); Arabia; India. (see more in the book)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub - Ht up to 5 m. Alt: 100 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Consp. Fl. Angol. 1[2]: 221-222 ().
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 132 (1985).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 70 (1986).
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Record n°121646 modified 2007-01-10
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