Grewia mesomischa Burret
Burret, K.E. (1924) Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahlem 9 : 1169. Type: Queensland, Cape Sidmouth (comm. Nat. Herb. of Victoria, Melbourne sub n. 8).
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-3 m tall.
Leaves two ranked. Leaf blades about 6-10 x 4.5-7 cm, petioles about 0.7-1.2 cm long, margins toothed with about 30-60 teeth on each side of the leaf blade. Both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade clothed in stellate hairs. Stipules linear, filiform, about 4-5 mm long. Twig bark strong and fibrous when stripped.
Flowers about 7-13 mm diam. Sepals about 7-11 x 1.5-2 mm, outer surface densely clothed in stellate hairs, green on the inner surface and whitish on the outer surface. Petals broadly obovate, 5-lobed (perhaps 7-lobed), each petal about 3-3.5 x 1-2 mm, much shorter than the sepals. Inner surface of each petal with an orbicular gland surrounded by a ring of hairs close to the base of each petal. Stamens about 25-30 attached to a short staminal tube, free filaments glabrous, about 2.5-4 mm long, anthers about 0.5-1 x 0.5-1 mm. Ovary clothed in long, simple erect hairs. Style about 5 mm long, exceeding the stamens, stigmas 2-4-lobed.
Fruits usually deeply bilobed, about 6-9 mm long and about 12-14 mm wide along the widest dimension. Pericarp sticky. 'Seeds' (actually pyrenes) about 5-6 mm long, surface tuberculate or wrinkled. Usually two true seeds contained in each pyrene. Each seed about 4 mm long. Cotyledons much broader and longer than the radicle.
Cotyledons ovate to elliptic, about 9-12 x 7-8 mm, petioles about 2-4 mm long, densely clothed in white hairs. First pair of leaves +/- orbicular. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade rhomboid to obovate, apex obtuse, base cordate, margin ciliate with 35-45 small teeth on each side; upper surface of the leaf blade clothed in simple and stellate hairs, lower surface densely clothed in stellate hairs, stipules linear, about 3 mm long, hairy. Taproot thick and swollen, carrot-like (Daucus carota). Seed germination time 14 to 173 days.