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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Mineral contents of browse plants in Kweneng District in Botswana. The fruit is a 2-lobed drupe, sometimes hairy, orange to purple black in colour and with a hard woody endocarp Orwa et al.

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The genus was named by Carl Linnaeusin honor of the botanist Nehemiah Grew from England. Grewia bicolor is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to 9 m high.

In view of its wide distribution, Grewia bicolor does not seem to be threatened by genetic erosion, although gewia is locally considered vulnerable, e.

Keith Coates Palgrave Trees of southern Africaedn 3.

Grewia bicolor

The leaves are alternate, simple and elliptic to slightly ovate, x mm, with a broadly tapering to rounded apex. Grewia bicolor is extremely variable, and it hybridizes freely with Grewia monticola Sond. The flowering time is October-March.

Red List of South African plants Dry leaves on the ground or remaining on the branches at the end of bcolor dry season. Technical Handbook No The bark fibre of Grewia bicolor is made into cordage and used for weaving. In view of the normally small size of the tree, its timber is unlikely to become important as sawn wood.

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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.

There are bicolir citations in Afrirefs related to Grewia bicolor Juss. Grewia bicolor Grewia bivolor seeds x – 57k – jpg toptropicals.

Medicinal resources of the Miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tanzania: Per g dry matter the leaves contain: 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.

In Niger the powdered root bark is applied on burns, and in Mali the juice or a decoction of the inner bark of the roots is applied on wounds. Citation in web searches. False brandy bush Grewia bicoloraerial part, fresh False brandy bush Grewia bicolorleaves, dry False brandy bush Grewia bicolorfruits. Grewia Crossberry Grewia occidentalis Scientific classification Kingdom: A review of browse and its role in livestock production in southern Africa.

The stems of Grewia microthyrsa Lebombo raisin or sand raisindistributed in southern Mozambique and South Africa, are used for spear shafts and in the construction of huts and fences. In Sudan a poultice of the root is applied on pustulent skin lesions, and the root is taken as a tranquillizer. In Burkina Faso sticks are woven into baskets. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 45 1: Login to add your Comment Not registered yet?

To treat mental illness vapours of a leaf decoction are inhaled and a decoction of the leaves and roots is taken. Wilczek, occurring in DR Congo, is used in construction and for firesticks; the fruits are edible and dried and powdered they are used against cough.


Grewia bicolor – Useful Tropical Plants

No specific literature seems available on the utilisation of Grewia bicolor in rabbit feeding June The mineral scoring technique and evaluation of indigenous browse species as natural mineral phytocentres for goats in African rangelands.

Grew was one of the leading plant anatomists and microscope researchers of his time, and his study of pollen laid the groundwork for modern-day palynology. Screening of potential indigenous browse species in semi-arid central Tanzania. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, bcolor and crustaceans. Grewia bicolor is a most variable species, probably because it freely hybridises with G.

Notes on trees bicolr shrubs in arid and semi-arid regions. Fresh leaves bcolor made into a kind of tea. The wood of Grewia ferrugineadistributed in Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya, is used in construction and for farm tools; it is also used as firewood. They do not require much water and are frost-hardy.

Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs. False brandy bush Grewia bicolor. The grewiq value of the leaves depends on their maturity: Germination is improved by mechanical scarification piercing or nicking or soaking in cold water for 12 hours. White Raisin x – 69k – jpg toptropicals.

False brandy bush Grewia bicolorfruits. The role of browses in the Sahelian and Sudanian zones. Wikispecies has information related to Grewia. The parasitic wasp Aprostocetus psyllidis of the Eulophidae occurs on and around phalsa G.