Malpighia

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Classis : Magnoliopsida 
Ordo : Malpighiales 
Familia : Malpighiaceae 
Genus : Malpighia 
L.
   
Subdivisiones: Species
Circa 45; vide commentarium.
Species typica

Malpighia est genus circa quadraginta quinque specierum fruticum vel parvarum arborum familiae Malpighiacearum, in regione Caribica, Media America, et septentrionali America Meridionali endemicarum. Hae plantae ab 1 ad 6 m altae stant, coronam spissam, saepe spinosam, habentes. Folia sunt sempervirentes, simplicia, ab 0.5 ad 15 cm longa, margine integro vel serrato. Flores sunt solitarii vel in umbellis duarum vel nonnullarum, quoque flore ab 1 ad 2 cm lato, petalibus quinque, albis, roseis, rubris, vel purpureis. Fructus est drupa rubra, aurantiaca, vel purpurea, duo ad tres semina dura continens. M. glabra et M. emarginata pro fructibus dulcibus succosisque excoluntur, vitamino C abundantibus.[2]

Species selectae[recensere | fontem recensere]

Notae[recensere | fontem recensere]

  1. "Malpighia L.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden 
  2. Johnson, Paul D. (2003). "Acerola (Malpighia glabra L., M. punicifolia M. emarginata DC.) Agriculture, Production, and Nutrition". In Artemis P. Simopoulos; C. Gopalan. Plants in Human Health and Nutrition Policy. 91. Karger Publishers. pp. 63-74. ISBN 9783805575546 .
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Malpighia L. malpighia". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Grandtner, Miroslav M. (2005). Elsevier's Dictionary of Trees: With Names in Latin, English, French, Spanish and Other Languages. 1. Elsevier. pp. 507-509. ISBN 9780444517845 
  5. Janick, Jules; Robert E. Paull (2008). The Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts. CABI. p. 462. ISBN 9780851996387 
  6. "Subordinate Taxa for Malpighia L.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden