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 complete guideedn 2. In Niger the powdered root bark is applied on burns, and in Mali the juice or a decoction of the inner bark of the bjcolor is applied on wounds. These include the common nawab Polyura athamas and the swift moth Endoclita malabaricus. A petroleum ether extract of the root contained the triterpenes yrewia and betulin, and triterpene esters.

World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya. Grewia bicolor has a wide range of applications in African traditional medicine. Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Bastard brandy bush, false brandy bush, donkey berry, two-coloured grewia, biclor raisin En.


The flowering time is October-March. Biul Grewia optiva Grewia Grewia kakothamnos. Inodapnhis [ verification needed ] Miq. Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park. Bark and roots have many ethno-medicinal properties due to their high content in triterpenes and alkaloids Baumer, ; Jasper et al.

Grewia bicolor

Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? In Sudan a poultice of the root is applied on pustulent skin lesions, and the root is taken as a tranquillizer. The biodiversity of predominant lactic acid bacteria in dolo and pito wort for the production of sorghum beer.

Journal of Ethnopharmacology 45 1: Biodiversity conservation 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.

Several species, namely phalsa, are known grrwia their edible fruit, which are of local commercial importance. Grewia bicolor is drought-resistant and mainly distributed in areas with an average annual rainfall of — — mm.

Farmers’ knowledge in the utilisation of indigenous browse species for feeding of goats in semi arid central Tanzania. However, specific studies are desirable.


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The vrewia is valuable for construction, utensils, fuel and charcoal. Grewia Crossberry Grewia occidentalis Scientific classification Kingdom: False brandy bush Grewia bicolor. Assessment of rangeland condition in relation to altitude and Grazing types. Useful trees and shrubs for Kenya.

Studies on the toxicity and therapeutic activity of local taenicidal medications. Fibres from the plant are immersed in water to produce a foam to wash eyes affected by irritating substances. Chemical composition and nutritive value of browse in tropical West Africa.

However, these were both not monophyletic with respect to other Malvales – as already indicated by the uncertainties surrounding placement of Grewia and similar genera – and have thus been merged into the Malvaceae.

Grewia bicolor fruiting branch obtained from Zimbabweflora. Investigation of Grewia bicolor Juss. Grewia bicolor grows slowly.