African Plant Database

Grewia mollis Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 4: 91 (1804)
Information on the genus : Grewia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Grewia mollis var. petitiana (A. Rich.) Burret
=Grewia petitiana A. Rich. (1847)
=*Grewia velutina A. Rich. non (Forssk.) Vahl
=Grewia venusta Fresen. (1837)
=Grewia venusta var. angustifolia K. Schum. ex T. Durand & H. Durand
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or (straggling) tree 2-10 m tall; trunk 5-30 cm ; bark fibrous, thick, flaking (yellow-green under-surface); sometimes with drooping branches; young branchlets flattened; inflorescences axillary; petals yellow; stigma broadly lobed, ovary 1- locula
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Ecology : Acacia-Combretum woodland; wooded grassland; on anthills in seasonally flooded grassland; riverine vegetation, thickets sometimes semi-evergreen; forest regrowth, derived savanna; hills; (90-)250-2200 m alt. Arabia (S Yemen).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 121780
Record n°121780
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