Grewia bicolor is a deciduous shrub or a tree; it usually grows 2 – 10 metres . An extremely variable plant, it hybridizes freely with Grewia monticola in the wild[. Grewia flavescens flowers in Hyderabad. Grewia tiliaefolia flowers in Hyderabad. The large flowering plant genus Grewia /ˈɡruːiə/ is today placed by most authors in the. False brandy bush (Grewia bicolor A. Juss.) is a many-stemmed shrub that may reach 7 to 14 m high. The bark is dark grey, deeply fissured and scaly in older.

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Les ligneux fourragers du Nord-Cameroun. During the dry season, Grewia bicolor is a necessary fodder for pure browsing species such as the Western Giant eland Taurotragus derbianus derbianusa critically endangered antelope.

Grewia bicolor HA06Grewia bicolor x – 53k – jpg www. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Pooley’s Trees of eastern South Africa: The leaves are alternate, simple and elliptic to slightly ovate, x mm, with a broadly tapering to rounded apex. Grewia bicolor and other woody savanna species should thus be considered for conservation in enclosures Hejcmanova et al. Retrieved from ” https: The leaves are browsed by game and livestock. Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous, sweet smelling; pedicel 5—14 mm long; sepals 6—14 mm long, greyish or brownish green hairy outside, glabrous and yellow inside; petals obovate to oblong, 3—9 mm long, bent back over sepals, apex acute to emarginate, bright yellow to orange; stamens numerous, 6—7 mm long; ovary superior, c.


It coppices and prunes easily Brink, Chemical composition and nutritive value of browse in tropical West Africa. The wood of Grewia plagiophylladistributed in Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania, is used for poles, posts, tool handles, bows, arrows, knobkerries and for carving. Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.

Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeusin honor of the botanist Nehemiah Grew from England. It is often found on sandy and rocky soils and red clay soils.

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The genus Grewia was named after Nehemiah Grewan English physician. Seeds can be stored up to one year before sowing. Grewia bicolor is extremely variable, and it hybridizes freely with Grewia monticola Sond. Plant Ecology 2: However, these were both not monophyletic with respect to other Malvales – as already indicated by the uncertainties surrounding placement of Grewia and similar genera – and have thus been merged into the Malvaceae. The seed weight is 65— g. Influence of woody plant cover on dietary selection by goats in an Acacia senegal savanna of East Africa.

The fruits may be used as fodder Orwa et al. The fruits are eaten, the leaves serve as fodder and the bark is made into rope. Inodapnhis [ verification needed ] Miq. The young branchlets are velvety grey or brown. Useful trees and shrubs for Ethiopia: Field guide to trees of southern Africa. Grewia bicolor is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to 9 m high.


Grewia bicolor

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Together with the bulk of the bciolor SparrmanniaceaeGrewia is in the subfamily Grewioideae and therein the tribe Grewieaeof which it is the type genus. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. A complete guideedn 2.

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It occurs up to m altitude, in dry woodland, thicket, Commiphora-Acacia bushland, wooded grassland, and along rivers and streams. No specific literature seems available on the utilisation of Grewia bicolor gtewia rabbit feeding June Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. The bark is dark grey, deeply fissured and scaly in older trees. The branches of Grewia pinnatifida Mast.

The bark and other plant parts contain farnesol, which has sedative activity and is antagonistic to the stimulant effect of caffeine; farnesol also enhances the effects of barbiturates. Wilczek, occurring in DR Congo, is used in construction and for firesticks; the fruits are edible and dried and powdered bicolkr are used against cough.

In Senegal a macerate or decoction of the bark is credited with both inebriating and tranquillizing effects, and is also taken to counter fatigue.