Malpighia glabra L.

 
  • Family : MALPIGHIACEAE
    (Malpighia Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MADHAVI LATA FAMILY (माधवी लता फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MALPIGHIACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Malpighia punicifolia L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Malpighia glabra L.
  • Common name : Barbados Cherry, Acerola, Cerejeira, Malphigia
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district
  • Native : W.Indies
  • World Distribution : Cultivated
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Malpighia glabra. Downloaded on 11 July 2020.

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