Phalsa

Grewia asiatica oder Falsa-Früchte aus Südostasien oder Indien

Grewia asiatica

Synonyme:
Parushaka
Grewia_asiatica (Wikipedia)

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

Grewia asiatica, commonly known as phalsa or falsa, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family Malvaceae. 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 a shrub or small tree growing to 8 m tall. The leaves are broadly rounded, 5–18 cm long and broad, with a petiole 1–1.5 cm long. The flowers are produced in cymes of several together, the individual flowers about 2 cm diameter, yellow, with five large (12 mm) sepals and five smaller (4–5 mm) petals. The fruit is an edible drupe 5–12 mm diameter, purple to black when ripe.

Phalsa (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • falsa

Etymology

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Noun

phalsa (plural phalsas)

  1. Grewia asiatica, a shrub or small tree native to southern Asia.
  2. Its fruit, an edible acidic drupe that is purple to black when ripe.

Translations

Further reading

  • phalsa on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Grewia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Grewia on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • alaphs, alphas,
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