African Plant Database

Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 4: 205 (1803)
Information on the genus : Grewia
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Grewia chaunothamnus K. Schum. (1901)
=Grewia villosa var. glabrior K. Schum.
=Grewia echinulata Delile (1826)
=Grewia corylifolia A. Rich.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Branching shrub 1-3 m tall, rarely a tree to 4,5 m; branches rounded to flattened; flowers usually dioecious, but sometimes bisexual; fruit edible.
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Ecology : Acacia-Terminalia-Combretum woodland in rocky, sandy and limestone areas; arid hills; Acacia bush or woodland; mixed Commiphora-Terminalia bushland; sandy to clayey-sandy depressions, often gravelly or on cuirass; scree; 1-1800 m alt.
  Cape Verde Is.; S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia; Egypt; Arabia, India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Shrub - Ht up to 3 m. Alt: 60 - 1850 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:284 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: (1991)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 92 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Garcin, A. (2016). La vallée inférieure de l'oued Drâa: Joyau phytogéographique et floristique du Sud-ouest marocain. Bull. Inst. Sci. Univ.Rabat 38:
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Record n°121675 modified 2017-01-20
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