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Malpighia glabra
(acerola)

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Malpighia glabra (acerola)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Malpighia glabra
  • Preferred Common Name
  • acerola
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Christmas tree
  • Fruits
  • Traditional/folklore
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    CAB International
    Wallingford
    Oxfordshire
    OX10 8DE
    UK
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Malpighia glabra

Preferred Common Name

  • acerola

Other Scientific Names

  • Acerola
  • Barbados cherry tree
  • Barbadoskirschbaum
  • Cerisier des Antilles
  • Malpighia glabra GRISEB.
  • Malpighia punicifolia

International Common Names

  • Spanish: cereza colorada; cereza de Barbados (Cuba); cereza de la sabana; guinda de Indias; nance morado (Mexico)
  • Portuguese: cerejeira-do-Para; gineira-da-Jamaica

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Barbados-Kirschbaum; Barbados-Kirschbaum, Westindischer
  • Netherlands: barbadoskers

EPPO code

  • MLPGL (Malpighia glabra)
  • MLPPU (Malpighia punicifolia)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Polygalales
  •                         Family: Malpighiaceae
  •                             Genus: Malpighia
  •                                 Species: Malpighia glabra

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Fruits

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore

Ornamental

  • Christmas tree
  • Cut flower
  • garden plant
  • Potted plant
  • Propagation material
  • Seed trade