Malpighia glabra

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Malpighia glabra
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Malpighiaceae
Genus: Malpighia
M. glabra
Binomial name
Malpighia glabra
  • Bunchosia parvifolia S.Watson
  • Malpighia biflora Poir.
  • Malpighia dicipiens Sessé & Moc.
  • Malpighia fallax Salisb.
  • Malpighia lucida Pav. ex A. Juss.
  • Malpighia lucida Pav. ex Moric.
  • Malpighia myrtoides Moritz ex Nied.
  • Malpighia neumanniana A. Juss.
  • Malpighia nitida Mill.
  • Malpighia oxycocca var. biflora (Poir.) Nied.
  • Malpighia peruviana Moric.
  • Malpighia punicifolia L.
  • Malpighia semeruco A.Juss.
  • Malpighia undulata A. Juss.
  • Malpighia uniflora Tussac
  • Malpighia virgata Pav.

Malpighia glabra is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. It has often been confused with the cultivated crop tree M. emarginata, but has small insipid fruit and a very different flower structure.[2]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species".
  2. ^ Genetic resources of tropical and sub-tropical fruits and nuts (excluding Musa) (PDF). International Board for Plant Genetic Resources. 1986.