The white grape variety comes from Hungary. The name means "lime leaf" and is derived from the remotely similar leaf shape as well as from the aroma of the large, loose berry-like grapes. Synonyms are Feuille de Tilleul(France); Lipolist, Lipolist Biyali(Croatia); Lamb's Tail, Lime Leaf, Linden Leaf, White(Austria); Lipovina(Slovakia, Czech Republic); Budai Fehér, Budai Goher, Harch Levelu, Hárslevele, Hárslevelu, Hársleveleue, Harst Levelyu, Hárzevelu, Hosszunyelü Féher, Kerekes, Kereklevelü, Tarpai(Hungary). It must not be confused with the varieties Ezerjó (Budai Fehér, Kerekes), Hosszunyelü or Mézes Fehér (Budai Fehér), despite the fact that synonyms or morphological similarities may appear to indicate this. According to DNA analyses carried out in 2008, she is a direct descendant of Furmint; the second parent is unknown. Hárslevelü was a crossing partner of the new breeds Conegliano, Ezerfürtü, Kabar, Lena, Urreti and Zefír.