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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The contribution of browse to cattle fodder in the sedentary system of the Office du Niger. The astringent and refreshing Grewia drupes are particularly popular in summertime.

Sticks are useful for basketry. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. They do not require much water and are frost-hardy. False brandy bush Grewia bicolorfruits. Biul Grewia optiva Grewia Grewia kakothamnos. In areas bicloor a marked dry season, flowers are produced in the rainy season and leaves are shed during the dry season.

Browse plants of Kenya – with special reference to those occurring in South Baringo. Datasheet Description Click on the “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. 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 root decoction is taken to treat kidney problems and gonorrhoea; an infusion of the leaves or leaves and roots is drunk to treat stomach-ache. Leave this field blank. Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya. The tree is also used as an ornamental, as a shade tree and as bee forage. The wood is also used for firesticks, as fuel wood and made into charcoal.

Grewia bicolor is extremely variable, and it hybridizes freely with Grewia monticola Sond. The fruit is a 2-lobed drupe, sometimes hairy, orange to purple black in colour and with a hard woody endocarp Orwa et al.

Inflorescence an axillary cyme, 1—3 together, greeia. Other forage plants Forage trees Forage plants. Grewia bicolor naturally occurs in dry deciduous woodland and bushveld. Small ruminant Research and Development in Africa.

Conservation Status Status According to Raimondo et al. Grewia bicolor is easy to grow in the nursery and usually shows good survival after transplanting.

The roots are also used to treat grewis complaints. There are book citations related to Grewia bicolor Juss.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The harman alkaloids may be linked to its use as a tranquillizer. Bicolr wild plants of Tanzania. Species abundance, food preference and nutritive value of goat diets in the semi-arid lands of east-central Kenya.

Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss.

The tree is used as an ornamental tree, biccolor a shade tree and as bee forage Orwa et al. World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya. Its larvae are parasitoids of other insects – possibly pests of the plant, but this is not known for sure. The branches of Grewia pinnatifida Mast. Plant and animal families Plant and animal species. Grewia bicolor Grewia bicolor x – k flickr. Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value.


Grewia bicolor

The bark fibre of Grewia bicolor is made into cordage and used for weaving. Kenya trees, shrubs and lianas. Diet composition grewiw western Derby eland Taurotragus derbianus derbianus in a dry season in a natural and a managed habitat in Senegal using faecal analyses. Grewia bicolor HA06Grewia bicolor x – 53k – jpg www. The wood is credited with anthelmintic activity.

The stems of Grewia microthyrsa Lebombo raisin or sand raisindistributed in southern Mozambique and South Africa, are used for spear shafts and in the construction of huts and fences. The biodiversity of predominant lactic acid bacteria in dolo and pito wort for the production of sorghum beer.

Leaves alternate, simple; stipules linear-lanceolate, 4—12 mm long; petiole 2—6 mm long, frewia to brownish hairy; blade usually elliptical, rarely bkcolor or ovate, 1— The bark is also used to clarify muddy water.

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