Grewia asiatica L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Grewia asiatica L.
  • Common name : Phalsa
  • Vernacular name : Phalsa (Hindi); Phalsi (Marathi); Palastri (Telugu)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in Eastern Ghats. The fruits are edible and mostly eaten by birds.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bellary district
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Sudhakar Reddy, C et al., 2009. Tree Wealth of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh, India; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Grewia asiatica. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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