Grewia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Grewia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/grewia/). Accessed 2021-01-20.

Family

  • Tiliaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Grewia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/grewia/). Accessed 2021-01-20.

The genus was named by Linnaeus in honour of Dr Nehemiah Grew, who wrote works on the anatomy of plants, and died in London in 1712. It is allied to the limes, but is confined to Asia and Africa, containing numerous species. The inner bark has the tough fibrous nature characteristic of the family.