Grewia asiatica L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN FAMILY OR JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Grewia asiatica
  • Synonym : Grewia subinaequalis DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia asiatica L.
  • Common name : Phalsa
  • Vernacular name : Phalsa (Hin.); Palastri (Tel.)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : November-August
  • Comments : Occasional in semi-evergreen forests of Eastern Ghats. Also associated in cultivation. The fruits are edible and mostly eaten by birds.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State); Visakhapatnam district (Andhra Pradesh State); Sambalpur district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Grewia asiatica. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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