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Acerola
Malpighiaceae
Malpighia emarginata


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Malpighiaceae Family

Malpighia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry, Wild Crepemyrtle.


Location

Franco da Roch, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Physical Description
Evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading branches on a short trunk.

It is usually 23 m (6.69.8 ft) tall


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Malpighiaceae
Malpighiales
Malpighi Order
Oxid Clad
Oxid-Faba
Fabidae
Bean-Like Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
Rosids
Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Extremely rich in vitamin C, also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3, as well as carotenoids and bioflavonoids, and has antioxidant uses.
Cannot endure temperatures lower than 30°F.

Because of its shallow roots, it has very low tolerance to winds
Among the 11 fruits' pulps tested, acerola had the most antioxidant potency.



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