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any tropical plant belonging to the genus Malpighia of the family Malpighiaceae
[C19: from New Latin Malpighia, after Marcello Malpighi]
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Noun1.malpighia - type genus of the MalpighiaceaeMalpighia - type genus of the Malpighiaceae  
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Malpighiaceae, Malpighiaceae - tropical shrubs or trees
jiqui, Malpighia obovata - Cuban timber tree with hard wood very resistant to moisture
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A aceroleira (Malpighia emarginata) e originaria de regioes da America Central, Noroeste da America do Sul e Antilhas (Maciel et al., 2010).
& G.) Rose SWD (dru; B, OA) Malpighiaceae Malpighia glabra L.
capitata in tropical almonds (Terminalia catappa L.) in the city of Vera Cruz, state of Bahia, acerola (Malpighia glabra L.) in Barauna, state of Rio Grande do Norte, and ceriguela (Spondias purpurea L.), in the city of Fortaleza, Ceara (COSTA et al., 2005).
The species has been reported once in the state of Para, in fruits of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola L.; Oxalidales: Oxalidaceae) and barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra L.; Malpighiales: Malpighiaceae), in the city of Belem (Silva et al.
Acerola (Malpighia glabra) is a tropical fruit with high contents of vitamin C, besides carotenoids and anthocyanins, which are compounds that capture free radicals in the human organism, standing out as a functional food with great economic and nutritional potential (Mesquita & Vigoa, 2000).