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Grewia asiatica

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Grewia asiatica
Flowers and leaves
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Grewia
G. asiatica
Binomial name
Grewia asiatica
  • Grewia hainesiana Hole
  • Grewia obtecta Wall.
  • Grewia subinaequalis DC.

Grewia asiatica is a flowering plant in the genus Grewia. It was first found in Varanasi, India and was taken by Buddhist scholars to other Asian countries and the rest of the world. Grewia celtidifolia was initially considered a mere variety of Phalsa, but is now recognized as a distinct species.

It is grown for its sweet and sour acidic fruit, which is sold in the market during the summer months under the name falsa.


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  1. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).; IUCN SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (2019). "Grewia asiatica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2019: e.T147027384A147027386. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-2.RLTS.T147027384A147027386.en. Retrieved 20 November 2021.
  2. "Grewia asiatica L." Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 3 June 2021.