African Plant Database

Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 4: 90 (1804)
Information on the genus : Grewia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Grewia bicolor Juss. var. bicolor
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Grewia disticha Dinter & Burret (1910)
=Grewia kwebensis N.E. Br. (1909)
=Grewia miniata Mast. ex Hiern (1896)
=Grewia heterophylla A. Rich. (1847)
=Grewia cinerea A. Rich. (1847)
=Grewia discolor Fresen. (1837)
=Grewia pallida Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
=Grewia grisea N.E. Br. (1909)
=Grewia mossambicensis Burret (1910)
=Grewia madandensis J.R. Drumm. ex Baker f. (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Grewia bicolor Juss. var. bicolor
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely branched shrub or tree 1-6-10 m tall; bark dark purplish, deeply fissured, peeling; young branches cylindrical, slender. deeply fissured, peeling; young branches cylindrical, slender.
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Ecology : Acacia woodland and dry bushland; wooded grassland; along river beds and streams; sandy and calcareous soils and rocky places; drier savanna (rainfall 200-800 mm p.a.); termite-mounds; locally common (Kenya); 50-1800 m alt. Arabia; India.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 111
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 87
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:282 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 256
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 387
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Record n°174298 modified 2007-01-09
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