4251.000 Malpighia L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, erect or trees. Stipules small and inconspicuous. Leaves mostly shortly petiolate; lamina entire or holly-like, coriaceous to membranous. Inflorescence corymbs or umbels, sometimes flowers solitary; pedicels equal or usually much longer than peduncles. Calyx 6-10 glandular; petals unequal, glabrous, dentate or fimbriate, often ciliate, or some of them entire. Fruit drupaceous, normally of 3 nutlets and 3-seeded.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Malpighia punicifolia

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punicifolia L.Image

Other sources of information about Malpighia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Malpighia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Malpighia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Malpighia
Wikipedia: Malpighia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Malpighia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Malpighia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Malpighia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1829, retrieved 1 December 2022

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