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Grewia caffra

Grewia caffra
Common names: climbing raisin, yellow starflower (Eng.); rankrosyntjie (Afr); ilalanyathi, umunyumunu, iphata, iklolo, isaka, isilandula (isiZulu); likholo, (siSwat
Family: Malvaceae

... October 2021 Acknowledgements: images by Geoff Nichols. Grewia caffra is a variable plant, a robust climber, ... as it matures. Fruits are edible and sweet tasting. Grewia caffra is native to South Africa, from the Kei River ... to the Hesperiidae family are known to feed on species of Grewia . Leaves are browsed by game and stock. Ripe fruits ...

04 / 10 / 2021 | Robert Jooste | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Grewia flava

Grewia flava
Common names: velvet raisin, wild currant, brandybush (Eng.); rosyntjiebos, brandewynbos, wilderosyntjie (Afr.); mothetlwa (Nso.); umlalampunzi, unhlwampunzi (Zul.)
Family: Malvaceae

... Botanical Garden November 2019 Photos: Pitta Joffe Grewia flava is a shrub or small tree, 2–4 m tall. The grey ... be light and the hard wood is brown, with a fine texture. Grewia flava is not endemic to South Africa; the tree’s ... that belong to the family Hesperiidae , feed on species of Grewia , including the brandybush. The white-cloaked skipper ...

09 / 12 / 2019 | Benjamin Festus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Grewia retinervis

Grewia retinervis
Common names: Kalahari raisin, false sandpaper raisin, Kalahari donkey berry, Kalahari grewia, Kalahari raisin bush, kalahari-sand grewia, kalahari sand raisin (Eng
Family: Malvaceae

... Lepidoptera caterpillars are found to feed on species of Grewia . These include the Common Nawab ( Polyura athamas ) ... which fill the tunnels they excavate with their excreta Grewia The plant can be propagated from seed or cuttings at ... for on the Kalahari sand raisin is spider mite. The genus Grewia was named by Carl Linnaeus in honour of a botanist ...

18 / 03 / 2019 | Cathbert Makgakga | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia robusta

Flowers and fruits of Grewia robusta
Common names: Karoo crossberry, Karoo crossberry raisin (Eng.); karookruisbessie (Afr); umnqabaza (Xhosa).
Family: Malvaceae

... M.S. National Herbarium, Pretoria December 2012     Grewia robusta is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to ... entire to deeply 2- to 4-lobed, up to 20 mm in diameter. Grewia robusta is restricted to the arid areas of the Karoo ... lovely scented flowers attract birds to the garden. Grewia Grewia robusta can be cultivated easily. These trees ...

24 / 12 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia monticola

Fruits of Grewia monticola
Common names: grey raisin, silver raisin (Eng.); vaalrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana (Tsonga); mogwanakg & ocirc;mo, mogwana (Tswana); umlalampunzi, is
Family: Malvaceae

... Mothogoane National Herbarium, Pretoria November 2012   Grewia monticola is a shrub or small tree, up to 10 m high. ... ripe, entire or deeply 2- lobed, up to 8 mm in diameter. Grewia monticola occurs over a range of altitudes, in ... KwaZulu-Natal to Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Botswana. Grewia monticola is often associated with termite mounds and ...

26 / 11 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia flavescens

Grewia flavescens
Common names: sandpaper raisin, rough-leaved raisinbush, square-stemmed raisin (Eng.); skurweblaarrosyntjie (Afr.); mogwane (N. Sotho); loklolo (Swazi); nsihana, nc
Family: Malvaceae

... Mothogoane National Herbarium, Pretoria November 2012   Grewia flavescens is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up ... rough white hairs. The flowering time is December-March. Grewia flavescens naturally occurs in bushveld, open woodland ... stomach acids that help to dissolve the tough seed coat. Grewia Grewia flavescens can be grown from seed, but ...

05 / 11 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia bicolor

Grewia bicolor leaf and flower.  Image Geoff Nichols
Common names: white raisin (Eng.); witrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana, guguna, nsihani (Tsonga); mogwane (Tswana); murabva (Venda); umlalampunzi, imdli
Family: Malvaceae

... M.S. National Herbarium, Pretoria September 2012     Grewia bicolor is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to ... ripe, entire or deeply 2-lobed, up to 6 mm in diameter. Grewia bicolor naturally occurs in dry deciduous woodland and ... especially at medium altitudes in higher-rainfall areas. Grewia Grewia bicolor is a most variable species, probably ...

10 / 09 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia hexamita

Grewia hexamita.  Copyright Geoff Nichols
Common names: giant raisin (Eng.); reuserosyntjie, blinkblaarrosyntjie (Afr.); umsiphane (Swazi); nsihana, guguna, nsihani, sipane (Tsonga); mukunukunu (Venda); uml
Family: Malvaceae

... Mothogoane National Herbarium,  Pretoria August 2012   Grewia hexamita is a large, multi-stemmed shrub or small ... entire to deeply 2-lobed, up to 20 mm in diameter.  Grewia hexamita occurs naturally in open grasslands and in ... stomach acids that help to dissolve the tough seed coat. Grewia Grewia hexamita can be grown from seeds, but ...

20 / 08 / 2012 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Grewia lasiocarpa

Grewia lasiocarpa
Common names: forest raisin (Eng.); bosrosyntjie (Afr.); umhlolo (Xhosa); ilalanyathi (Zulu)
Family: Malvaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG Cherise Viljoen Kirstenbosch June 2007 Grewia lasiocarpa is a fast-growing, large evergreen shrub or ... in areas of high rainfall, and is also frost tolerant.   Grewia fruit is very attractive to birds and wild animals ... are broken down by the animals' stomach acids.   Grewia A decorative addition to any garden, the forest raisin ...

11 / 06 / 2007 | Cherise Viljoen | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Grewia occidentalis

Grewia occidentalis
Common names: cross-berry, four-corners (E), kruisbessie (A), Mokukutu (Setsw.), Mogwane (N.Sotho), iLalanyathi (Zulu), umSipane (Siswati), umNqabaza (Xhosa), Mulem
Family: Malvaceae

... in almost all areas. The natural distribution of the  Grewia occidentalis  ranges from the Western Cape up to ... Netrobalane canopus ) feed on the leaves of this species. Grewia Grewia occidentalis makes a decorative garden plant which is ...

19 / 11 / 2001 | Sharon Turner | Walter Sisulu NBG
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