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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Grewia bicolor Grewia bicolor seeds x – 57k – jpg toptropicals. The wood of Grewia bicolor is hard and strong; young branches have good elastic properties. Per g dry matter the leaves contain: The protein value of the leaves depends bicolro their maturity: National Herbarium, Pretoria September Grewia bicolor flowering branch. It does well on rich, shallow sandy soils, occasionally on red clays Brink, The fruits are sweet but astringent.

Grewia bicolor Juss.

Woody vegetation spatial patterns in a semi-arid savanna of Burkina Faso, West Africa. It coppices and prunes easily Brink, Grewia bicolor bark and slash. It grows in low to medium altitudes, on rocky slopes, river banks or low lying depressions. Grewia bicolor x – 9k – jpg gardening. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 17 3: Grewia Crossberry Grewia occidentalis Scientific classification Kingdom: Edible wild plants of Tanzania.


Inflorescence an axillary cyme, 1—3 together, 2—3. Screening of potential indigenous hicolor species in semi-arid central Tanzania.

Sticks are useful for basketry. The wood is valuable for construction, utensils, fuel and charcoal.

Notes on trees and shrubs in arid and semi-arid regions. These trees grow best in temperate climates with summer rainfall. Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss.

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Grewia bicolor fruititng branch. Small ruminant Research and Development in Africa.

Grewia bicolor is drought-resistant and mainly distributed in areas with an average annual rainfall of — — mm. The biodiversity of predominant lactic acid bacteria in dolo and pito wort for the production of sorghum beer. The flowering time is October-March.

Wilczek, Grewia microthyrsa K. 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.

False brandy bush Grewia bicolorfruits. In Namibia a syrup prepared from the roots is rubbed onto swollen legs. The bark is dark grey, deeply fissured and scaly in older trees.

Mfukufuku, mkone, mkole Sw. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeusin honor of the botanist Nehemiah Grew from England. Dried seed can be stored for over one year at room temperature, provided it is protected against insect attack.


The fruit is edible, sweetish but astringent. Grewia bicolor HA06Grewia bicolor x – 53k – jpg www.

Grewia bicolor

The wood of Grewia ferrugineagfewia in Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya, is used in construction and for farm tools; it is also used as firewood. Medicinal resources of the Miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tanzania: The mucilaginous leaves can be infused or used as binding agents in sauces.

Its bark is smooth, grey, becoming dark grey and deeply fissured and peeling away in straps with age. A complete guideedn 2.

Its larvae are parasitoids of other insects – possibly pests of the plant, but this is not known for sure. No information found In Kenya it is recorded as flowering throughout the year, peaking in November—January. The bark is a source of fibre. It is frequently greewia with mopane at low altitudes, on sandy flats and rocky mountain slopes.