Grewia flavescens Juss.
var. flavescens

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Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

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Victoria Falls

Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

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Kutsaga

Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

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Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Donkey-berry (English) Sandpaper raisin (English)
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Scrambling shrub. Older branches distinctly square-angled. Leaves oblanceolate to obovate, light green with stellate hairs on both surfaces; margins irregularly toothed. Flowers yellow, axillary in groups of 2 or 3.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: flavescens: yellowish
Habitat:
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, Namibia, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in the Arabian Peninsula and India.
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Rufoclanis numosae (Larval foodplant)
Anaphe reticulata (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 19.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 16.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 434 - 435. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 258.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 316. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Roodt, V. (1998). Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part I Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 80 - 81. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 180.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 227.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 46.

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Flora of Botswana: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
Flora of Malawi: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
Flora of Mozambique: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
Flora of Zambia: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grewia flavescens
African Plant Database: Grewia flavescens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Grewia flavescens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grewia flavescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grewia flavescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Grewia flavescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Grewia flavescens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Grewia flavescens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Grewia flavescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Grewia flavescens
Ispot Southern Africa: Grewia flavescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Grewia flavescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Grewia flavescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia flavescens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Grewia flavescens
Tropicos: Grewia flavescens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Grewia flavescens var. flavescens.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138440, retrieved 21 February 2018

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