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Taxon: Malpighia emarginata DC.

 
Genus: Malpighia
Family: Malpighiaceae
Nomen number: 404858
Place of publication: Prodr. 1:578. 1824
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
Name Verified on: 13-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 (7 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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) - French
  • cerisier des Antilles  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Barbadoskirsche  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • westindische Kirsche  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • cerejeira-das-Antilhas  (Source: Portuguese Dict) - Portuguese
  • grosella  (Source: F Panama) - Spanish (Panama)
  • barbadoskörsbär  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide F LAnt; L Edible Pl)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Guerrero, Oaxaca, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Guatemala
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics & subtropics)

    Naturalized

    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.)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru


    Other (exact native range in neotropics obscure)

References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  2. Barwick, M. Tropical and subtropical trees. 2004 (Trop Subtrop Trees)
  3. Bernal, R., S. R. Gradstein & M. Celis Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. 2015 (L Colombia online)
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  5. Edições Melhoramentes The new Michaelis illustrated dictionary (Novo Michaelis dicionário ilustrado), ed. 22/24. 1979 (Portuguese Dict)
  6. Funk, V. et al. 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. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  7. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  8. Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. (L Venez ed2)
  9. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  10. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75. 1999 (L Ecuador)
  11. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  12. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  14. Meyer, F. K. 2000. Revision der gattung Malpighia L. (Malpighiaceae) Phanerog. Monogr. 23:226.
  15. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  17. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  18. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  19. 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.
  20. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  21. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  22. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts (Pl Res SEAs) 2:198-199.
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  24. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

Check other web resources for Malpighia emarginata DC. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=404858. Accessed 12 November 2018.