• Definition for "malpighia"
    • the genus Malpighia of exotic United states shrubs.
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malpighia definition

  • noun:
    • the genus Malpighia of exotic United states shrubs.
    • A genus of tropical US bushes with opposing leaves and little white or reddish blossoms. The drupes of Malpighia glabra (previously Malpighia urens) are eaten underneath the title of Barbadoes cherries.
    • A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants, particular the natural purchase Malpighiace√¶ therefore the tribe Malpighie√¶, characterized by having a whole 2- or 3-celled ovary, critical free designs with obtuse stigmas, a calyx with from 6 to 10 glands, and a drupaceous fruit with 3 crested seeds.
    • type genus associated with Malpighiaceae
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