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Grewia occidentalis (Buttonwood, Cross-berry)

(Kruisbessie [Afrikaans])

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae > Genus: Grewia 

Grewia occidentalis (Buttonwood, Cross-berry) [photo H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Perennial shrub or small tree, growing to a height of about 3 m. Distribution includes Lesotho and South Africa (all provinces except Northern Cape).