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Taxon: Malpighia emarginata DC.

Genus: Malpighia
Family: Malpighiaceae.
Nomen number: 404858
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:578. 1824
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name verified on: 13-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • acerola   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Barbados-cherry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • West Indian-cherry   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • cerise de Cayenne   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • cerisier de Barbade   (Source: Dict Rehm [as M. glabra]) – French
  • cerisier des Antilles   (Source: Dict Rehm [as M. glabra]) – French
  • Barbadoskirsche   (Source: Dict Rehm [as M. glabra]) – German
  • westindische Kirsche   (Source: Dict Rehm [as M. glabra]) – German
  • cerejeira-das-Antilhas   (Source: Portuguese Dict ) – Portuguese
  • grosella   (Source: F Panama ) – Spanish (Panama)
  • barbadoskörsbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Guerrero, Oaxaca, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela
    Western South America: Peru

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated in tropics & subtropics

      Other:
  • exact native range in neotropics obscure

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. [cultivated].
  • Edições Melhoramentes. 1979. The new Michaelis illustrated dictionary (Novo Michaelis dicionário ilustrado), ed. 22/24.
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. [mentions].
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption. [lists as M. emarginata Sessé & Moç.].
  • Liogier, H. A. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Meyer, F. K. 2000. Revision der gattung Malpighia L. (Malpighiaceae). Phanerog. Monogr. 23:226.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. [= M. glabra & M. punicifolia].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. [= M. glabra].
  • Schreckinger, M. E. et al. 2010. Berries from South America: A comprehensive review on chemistry, health potential, and commercialization. J. Med. Food 13:233–246.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. 2:198–199 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:198–199. [= M. glabra].
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).
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