This genus has over 60 species of flowering plants native to Eastern China and Korea. There is some disagreement about the proper family with some taxonomists listing it in Tiliaceae while others say it should be in the Mallow (Malvaceae) Family of plants. It was given its name by Carolus Linnaeus to honor English plant anatomist Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712).

Grewia biloba  
G. caffra Lavender Starflower
G. occidentalis Lavender Starflower


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