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Genus: Grewia (raisins)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae

Formerly in Tiliaceae. More than 400 species worldwide, native to Africa, Asia and Australia. There are 35 species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Grewia avellana

 

Grewia bicolor

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia caffra (Climbing raisin)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia decemovulata

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia falcistipula

 

Grewia flava

Perennial shrub growing up to a height of about 3 m. Distribution includes Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa (Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, Northwest). See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Grewia flavescens (Broad-leaved sandpaper raisin)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia forbesii

Recorded from Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia gracillima

 

Grewia herbacea

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia hexamita (Giant raisin)

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia hispida

 

Grewia hornbyi

 

Grewia inaequilatera

 

Grewia lasiocarpa (Forest raisin)

 

Grewia lepidopetala

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Grewia micrantha

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia microcarpa

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia microthyrsa (Lebombo raisin)

 

Grewia monticola

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia occidentalis (Buttonwood, Cross-berry)

Perennial shrub or small tree, growing to a height of about 3 m. Distribution includes Lesotho and South Africa (all provinces except Northern Cape). See Flora of Zimbabwe.

Grewia olukondae

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia pachycalyx

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia pondoensis

 

Grewia praecox

 

Grewia retinervis

 

Grewia robusta

 

Grewia rogersii

 

Grewia schinzii

 

Grewia stoltzii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia subspathulata

 

Grewia sulcata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia tenax

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Grewia vernicosa

 

Grewia villosa

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Herbivores

Lophostethus dumolinii (Arrow Sphinx Hawkmoth)

Caterpillars recorded eating the leaves of Grewia occidentalis and Grewia bicolor.

Lepidoptera: Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

 
 

 


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