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Malpighia angustifolia L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2. 610. 1762.


Shrubs. Leaves linear-oblong, acute at base, acute or acuminate at apex, revolute along margins, 4.5-7 x 1.5-2.4 cm, glabrous; petioles 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Corymbs 4-8-flowered; peduncles 5-10 mm long; pedicels 5-10 mm long; bracts and bracteoles lanceolate, ca 0.5 mm long. Calyx-lobes lanceolate; glands ovate or obovate, 1.5-2.5 mm long. Petals pink; petal-limbs orbicular, ciliate-dentate along margins, 3-5 x 2-4 mm. Styles 0.5-1 mm long. Drupes pyramidal to subglobose, 8-9 mm across.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Nov.

Cultivated in gardens.

Native of West Indies.




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