Acerola

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    Acerola @ Kagoshima

Basic information

Flower Name
Acerola
Formal Name
Malpighia emarginata
Alias
Acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, wild crepe myrtle
Habitat
South-American tropics including Central and South America, West Indies
Morph
Tropical Evergreen shrub

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What is Acerola

Acerola , scientific name:Malpighia emarginata., is a tropical evergreen shrub of the genus of Malpighia, Department Malpighiaceae of native to tropical America. Since then, in Okinawa mainly grown and shipped are to Japan in 1958, introduced to Okinawa for the first time in the So beautiful with dark green glossy leaves and foliage. Okinawa, about four times a year, deep pink flowers bloom. Fruit color and shape cherry-like taste is sour-sweet and edible. Uses are eaten raw fruits, Acerola do link, jams, sorbets, jellies, trees and plants.

Common names: Acerola , scientific name:Malpighia emarginata., aka: West Indian cherry, wild crepe myrtle, Barbados cherry, origin South-tropical, Latin America, the West Indies, Habitat: (sub) tropical, life: tropical Evergreen shrub and tree height: 200-300 cm Leaf color, leaf quality: glossy dark green, leaf shape: oval-shaped, leaf length: 2- 10 cm, leaf width: 1-4 cm, leaf margin: entire, bisexual flowers, inflorescences form: cymes, flower diameter 1-2 cm, flower color: pink, red, flowering and fruiting period: April-culminated four times during the month of September (Okinawa), year (local), Berry color-red (Hull), Fruit shape: oval with uneven, fruit diameter: 1-3 cm, fruit weight: 7 g, food availability, accepted and taste: sweet and sour, nutrients: vitamin C (one lemon more than four), folic acid, potassium, β-carotene, anthocyanin and quercetin, note: fruit is cherries alike, 1958 import (from Japan), in Okinawa And last fruit production in Japan, Okinawa is 100% no, type: Vermont, Reborg, Florida sweet Manor sweet, Ruby tropical.

Detailed information

Order
Malpighiales
Family
Malpighiaceae
Genus
Malpighia
Species
M. emarginata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
foliage plantOrchard
Color
Pink
Season
AprMayJunJulAugSep
Height
200 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
1 ~ 2

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