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Malpighia glabra Linn., Sp.Pl. 425. 1753. Bailey, Stand. Cyclop. Hort. 4: 1973.1919.

An evergreen tree or large shrub. Flowers c. 12 mm broad, reddish pink. Drupes dark red, with a thin epicarp.

Fl. Per.: March-April.

Distribution: Indigenous to tropical S. America; W. Indies, USA.

The ‘barbados cherry’ is cultivated at Lahore. The acid fruit can be eaten and used in preserves and jellies.


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