Grewia insularis is a species of flowering plant in the Malvaceae, or mallow family, that is endemic to Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the north-eastern Indian Ocean. Its specific epithet is the Latin for insular, referring to its island location.
Grewia insularis is a shrub or small tree. Its leaves are oblong to ovate, 40–110 mm long. The yellow flowers are usually 1–3 in an umbel, often with several umbels from one leaf-axil. The fruit is purple, often reduced to a subglobose drupe about 3 mm long.
Distribution and habitat
- Ridley (1906).
- Flora of Australia Online.
- Ridley, H.N. (1906). Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 45: 181. Missing or empty
- "Grewia insularis Ridl.". Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study. 1993. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
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