Swaziland's Flora Database:
Grewia monticola Sond.
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Shrub
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Grewia hexamita - (Umsiphane) Shrub. Young stems, inflorescence-staiks, leaf-stalks, underside of leafblades and sepals thickly covered with star-shaped and other hairs; upper side of leafblades with few star-shaped hairs when young; underside permanently grey-felted. Leaf stalk c 3 mm long; blade broadly oval, usually unequal-sided at base, tip blunt or slightly pointed, margins shortly but distinctly toothed, c 5 cm long x 5 cm wide, often widest above middle. Flowers few on numerous short axillary inflorescences; petals yellow, narrow, c 1,5 cm long, about equalling sepals.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Included in Tree Atlas.