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  Malpighia coccigera
 
  Family: MALPIGHIACEAE
  Citation:  Malpighia coccigera L., Sp. Pl. 426. 1753; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 55. 1982; R.C. Srivastava in Hajra et al., Fl.Ind. 4:33.1997; V. Chandra. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 517. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 149. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Barbados cherry
  Description: Shrubs. Leaves opposite, suborbicular to elliptic, rounded to truncate at base, rounded or slightly notched at apex, magins spiny, 1-1.5 x 0.75-1.2 cm, glabrous. Flowers on dwarf shoots, axillary, single or paired. Calyx lobes 2-2.5 mm long, blunt; glands 6-10, elliptic, flat. Petals clawed, margins fimbriate, 7-11 x 3-7 mm, whitish to pale pink or light red. Stamens10, filaments united at base. Ovary 3-celled,; syles 3 free. Fruits with 1 or 2 mericarps, 8-10 mm across, red.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Central America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
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