Malpighia coccigera

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Malpighia coccigera
Malpighia coccigera 001.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Malpighia
Species: M. coccigera
Binomial name
Malpighia coccigera

Malpighia coccigera is a species of flowering plant in the nance family, Malpighiaceae, that is native to the Caribbean. It is commonly known as Singapore holly[1] or dwarf holly due to the shape of its leaves, but is not a true holly (genus Ilex). Its white flowers are followed by red berries, which are technically drupes. The fruit are favorite by birds that disperse the seeds through droppings. It is grown as an ornamental plant and often used to make bonsai.


  1. ^ "Malpighia coccigera". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 

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