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  Malpighia glabra
 
  Family: MALPIGHIACEAE
  Citation:  Malpighia glabra L., Sp. Pl. 425. 1753; R.C. Srivastava in Hajra et al., Fl. India 4: 34. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 149. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Cerejeira, Malphigia
  Description: Shrubs; branches glabrous. Leaves opposite, 3-6 x 3-4 cm, ovate-elliptic or almost oblong-lanceolate, acute at base, acuminate at apex, revolute along margins, chartaceous or subcoriaceous, glabrous; petioles 1-4 mm long, glabrous. Corymbs 4-12 flowered; pedicels 6-15 mm long, articulate below middle at about 2.6-5 mm from base; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm long; bracteoles lanceolate, scarcely 1 mm long. Flowers 12-16 mm across; flower-buds subglobose, 3-4 mm across. Calyx-lobes oblong to subelliptic; glands oblong, ca 2-3 mm long. Petals obovate, ovate or suborbicular, whitish-pink. Filaments 1-1.5 mm long; anthers ovoid; 0.75 mm long. Styles ca 4 mm long. Drupes ca 9 mm across.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-January
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of West Indies
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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