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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They are 3-veined from ggrewia asymmetrically lobed base, rounded to slightly cordate, held horizontally or drooping, glossy green above, almost white and silvery hairy below, while the margins are entire to slightly serrated.

Juice from the fruit is drunk fresh, added to porridge, fermented into beer or distilled into liquor. Grewia bicolor Grewia bicolor.

They are often borne in profusion, with sepals up to 12 mm bicklor and petals shorter. Assessment of rangeland condition in relation to altitude and Grazing types. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 17 3: It does well on rich, shallow sandy soils, occasionally on red clays Brink, J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2 Influence of woody plant cover on dietary selection by goats in an Acacia senegal savanna of East Africa.


Grewia bicolor

The genus Grewia was named after Nehemiah Grewan English physician. The contribution of browse to cattle fodder in the sedentary grewiia of the Office du Niger. Grewia bicolor is a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, up to 9 m high. Technical Handbook No 5. Plants and its uses. World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya.

Grewia bicolor x – 9k – jpg gardening. 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. Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss. The roots are also used to treat chest complaints.

The bark is used to clarify muddy water and sorghum wort, and to alleviate the bitterness of sorghum beer Orwa et al. The wood of Grewia louisii R. Edible wild plants of Tanzania.

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. The leaves are alternate, simple and elliptic to slightly ovate, x mm, with a broadly tapering to rounded apex. greqia

Grewia bicolor Botanical Name: In Burkina Faso the density of Grewia bicolor taller than 1. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. 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.


The fruits may be used as fodder Orwa et al. Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss. Seeds can be stored up to one year before sowing. Its larvae are parasitoids of other insects – possibly pests of the plant, but this is not known for sure.

Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. Inflorescence an axillary cyme, 1—3 together, 2—3.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grewia bicolor

Mineral contents of browse plants in Kweneng District in Botswana. In vitro digestibility and degradability in situ in the rumen of woody forage available on natural grasslands in Senegal.

All pages grewix factual verification Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from June Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. The mucilaginous leaves and fibres from the leaf are used as binding agent in sauces. Grewia bicolor is easy to grow in the nursery and usually shows good survival after transplanting.