Grewia biloba

Species: Grewia biloba

English Name: Bilobed Grewia

Chinese Name: 扁擔桿

Family: Tiliaceae

Shrubs or small trees 0.5-1(-4) m tall, many branched. Branchlets pubescent or nearly glabrous. Stipule subulate, 3-4 mm; petiole 4-8 mm, densely puberulent; leaf blade ovate-orbicular or obovate-elliptic, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, 4-9 × 2.5-4 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially sparsely stellate hairy to stellate tomentose, adaxially more sparsely stellate hairy, lateral basal veins more than 1/2 as long as leaf blade, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, base cuneate or obtuse, margin serrulate, apex acute. Cymes axillary, many flowered; peduncle less than 1 cm. Pedicel 3-6 mm. Bracts subulate, 3-5 mm. Sepals narrowly oblong, 4-7 mm, abaxially hairy, adaxially white and glabrous. Petals 1-1.5 mm. Androgynophore ca. 0.5 mm, hairy. Stamens ca. 2 mm. Ovary hairy; style as long as sepals. Drupe red, 2-4-lobed; drupelets 1 per lobe. Fl. May-Jul.

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– Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) (2007). Flora of China, Volume 12: Hippocastanaceae through Theaceae. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Bot Garden Press, St. Louis