Grewia truncata Mast.

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Grewia truncata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Pungue, Catapu

Grewia truncata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Pungue, Catapu

Grewia truncata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Pungue, Catapu

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Status: Native
Shrub or small tree, to 6 m tall. Leaves 4-8 × 3-10 cm, oblong or obovate-oblong, notched or truncate at the apex with the midrib produced as a short mucro; margin crenate-dentate; base rounded and often asymmetric, becoming glabrous above, pubescent beneath. Petiole up to 8 mm. Inflorescences borne opposite the leaves, 3-9-flowered; peduncle pubescent. Sepals 1.5-2.5 cm, linear-oblong, green and minutely tomentose outside, white and hairless inside. Petals 10-16 mm, ovate, acute, white. Fruit deeply 4-lobed, c. 1.5 cm in diameter; lobes sparsely bristly hairy.
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Habitat: Riverine species, sometimes thicket-forming
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Malawi distribution: S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 581. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 60.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grewia truncata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Grewia truncata., retrieved 10 December 2023

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