Acerola

Malpighia emarginata

  • Acerola
  • Acerola
  • Flower name
    Acerola
  • Scientific name
    Malpighia emarginata
  • AliasAcerola, アセローラ, Malpighia emarginata., Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, wild crepe myrtle
  • Place of originSouth-American tropics including Central and South America, West Indies
  • Place of floweringOrchard, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September

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.


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Malpighiaceae
  • Genus
    Malpighia
  • Species
    M. emarginata
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeTropical Evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPink
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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