African Plant Database

Grewia retinervis Burret
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 170 (1910)
Information on the genus : Grewia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Vincentia retinervis (Burret) Burret (1926)
 Vinticena retinervis (Burret) Burret (1935)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Grewia deserticola Ulbr. (1914)
=*Grewia flavescens auct. sensu Exell & Mend. p.p.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-3 m tall, usually branching low down; older branches not becoming 4-angled and grooved.
Ecology : Open woodland; on Kalahari sand formations; 1200 m alt. (Angola). Namibia, Caprivi Strip, S. Africa, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub - Ht up to 2 m. Alt: 410 - 1950 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 244 (1937).
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 132-133 (1985).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 121666
Record n°121666
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