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Genus Grewia Family Malvaceae

Description: Trees or shrubs, stellate-tomentose.

Leaves alternate, entire or toothed; stipules shed early.

Flowers in axillary cymes, often 2 or 3 in an axil; flowers unisexual or bisexual. Sepals free. Petals pouched. Stamens numerous, borne on elongated receptacle. Ovary 2-locular; 2 ovules in each loculus; style simple.

Fruit drupaceous, becoming hard on drying, 2-lobed, each lobe divided and containing a seed; fruit often remaining on branches after leaves have fallen.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 150 species Africa, South-East Asia to Australia. Australia: 12 species, Qld, N.S.W., N.T., W.A., chiefly tropical

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Grewia latifolia

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