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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A methanol extract yielded the alkaloids harman, 6-methoxyharman and 6-hydroxyharman.
The leaves are alternate, elliptic to lanceolate, 1. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Grewia. Grewia bicolor is drought-resistant and mainly distributed in areas with an nicolor annual rainfall of — — mm. Grfwia, occurring in DR Congo, is gerwia in construction and for firesticks; the fruits are edible and dried and powdered they are used against cough. The harman alkaloids may be linked to its use as a tranquillizer.
Biul Grewia optiva Grewia Grewia kakothamnos. Medicinal resources of the Miombo woodlands of Urumwa, Tanzania: Dictionary of names for southern African trees: Grewia Malvaceae genera Taxa named by Carl Linnaeus. 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.
A case of Gairo division. The branches of Grewia pinnatifida Mast. The leaves are browsed by game and livestock.
Les ligneux fourragers du Nord-Cameroun. In view of the normally small size of the tree, its timber is unlikely to become important as sawn wood. The bark and other plant parts contain farnesol, which has sedative activity and is antagonistic to the stimulant effect of caffeine; farnesol also enhances the effects of barbiturates.
Plant and animal greeia Plant and animal species. Citation in web searches. Edible wild plants of Tanzania.
Farmers’ knowledge in the utilisation of indigenous browse species for feeding of goats in semi arid central Tanzania. Diet composition of western Derby eland Taurotragus derbianus derbianus in a dry season in a natural and a managed habitat in Senegal using faecal analyses.
However, the extremely dense foliage of Grewia bicolor can also impede grrewia by browsers, thus reducing availability Pellew, The fruits may be used bicopor fodder Orwa et al. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans.
The flowering time is October-March.
In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. False brandy bush Grewia bicolor. In areas with a marked dry season, flowers are produced in the rainy season and leaves are shed during the dry season. Grewia bicolor fruiting branch obtained from Zimbabweflora.
Flora of Zambia: Species information: Grewia bicolor
Per g dry matter the leaves contain: Grewia bicolor Grewia bicolor. Folk medicine makes use of some species, which are reputed to grswia upset stomachs and some skin and intestinal infections, and seem to have mild antibiotic properties. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Views Read Edit View history. Browse in Africa, the current state of knowledge.
The roots are also used to treat chest complaints. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas.
The specific name bicolor refers to bicoloured leaves. The wood of Grewia louisii R. Grewia bicolor grows slowly.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Grewia bicolor
The young branchlets are velvety grey or brown. The wood is valuable for construction, utensils, fuel and charcoal. Non-timber uses of selected arid zone trees and shrubs in Africa. The mineral scoring technique and evaluation of indigenous browse species as natural mineral phytocentres for goats in African rangelands. Bcolor production and consumption of Acacia browse and its potential for animal protein production.
These trees grow best in temperate climates with summer rainfall. They are 3-veined from the 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. Other forage plants Forage trees Forage plants.
The fruit is a 2-lobed drupe, sometimes hairy, orange to purple black in colour and with a hard woody endocarp Orwa et al.