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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.
Accessions: 9 (8 active, 6 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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, Yucatán]

    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, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico, 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. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98
  2. Barwick, M. 2004. Tropical and subtropical trees Timber Press..
  3. Bernal, R., S. R. Gradstein & M. Celis. 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia.
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 Note: cultivated
  5. Edições Melhoramentes. 1979. The new Michaelis illustrated dictionary (Novo Michaelis dicionário ilustrado), ed. 22/24 Note: Edições Melhoramentes, São Paulo, Brazil
  6. 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.
  7. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003-. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica Note: mentions
  8. Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezuela.
  9. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  10. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  11. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption Note: lists as Malpighia emarginata Sessé & Moç.
  12. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  13. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  14. Meyer, F. K. 2000. Revision der gattung Malpighia L. (Malpighiaceae). Phanerog. Monogr. 23:226.
  15. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  16. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  17. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics Note: = Malpighia glabra & M. punicifolia
  18. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants Note: = Malpighia glabra
  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. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  21. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press
  22. Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 2:198-199. Note: = Malpighia glabra
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  24. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=404858. Accessed 17 October 2019.