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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Nevertheless because foliage of other Grevia spp e. The bark is used to clarify muddy water and sorghum wort, and to alleviate the bitterness of sorghum beer Orwa et al. The parasitic wasp Aprostocetus psyllidis of the Eulophidae occurs on and around phalsa G.
In Kenya the bark is applied in case of itching, while in Tanzania it is chewed and put on bucolor as a bandage.
Species abundance, food preference and nutritive value of goat diets in the semi-arid lands of east-central Kenya. Plants and its uses. Bark and roots have many ethno-medicinal properties due to their high content in triterpenes and alkaloids Baumer, ; Jasper et al.
Grewia bicolor fruiting branch obtained from Zimbabweflora. Grewia bicolor forms a distinct shrub layer below the tree canopy. No information found In East Africa a cold infusion of the root is drunk to treat gdewia, chest complaints, cold, diarrhoea, snakebites, mental illness, hernia and female infertility.
Grewia bicolor is normally collected from the wild. Plant Ecology 2: The fresh and dry leaves, young stems and fruits serve as forage for domestic animals. Leaves x – k – jpg www.
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The flowering time is October-March. The grewa leaves can be infused or used as binding agents in sauces. Behaviour of goats, sheep and cattle and their selection of browse species on natural pasture in a Sahelian area. Grewia bicolor fruititng branch. Notes on trees and shrubs in arid and semi-arid regions.
The tree is used as an ornamental tree, as a shade tree and as bee forage Orwa et al. The fruits are sweet but astringent. Per g dry matter the fruit contains: Dictionary of names for southern African trees: Edible wild plants of Tanzania.
A methanol extract of the root has shown antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureusBacillus gtewiaEscherichia coli and Pseudomonas seruginosa and causes a strong contraction of the isolated rat uterus which can be blocked by methysergide. The bark is a source of fibre. It has also been found at higher altitudes up to m. Browse plants of Kenya – with special reference to those occurring in South Baringo.
The sun-dried fruit, that looks like a raisin, is sometimes stored to be used in the dry season. The wood is also used for firesticks, as fuel wood and made into charcoal.
There are 20 citations in Afrirefs related to Grewia bicolor Juss. The bark can be used for ropes. In view of the normally small size of the tree, its ibcolor is unlikely to become important as sawn wood. Grewia bicolor is drought-resistant and mainly distributed in areas with an average annual rainfall of — — mm. Retrieved from ” https: The petiole leaf stalk is about mm long.