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RB
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FOR JP - Malpighia??

Post by RB » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:54 pm

I saw a small tree marked Malpighia coccigera at S Anton. But comparing the information found online, it seems that the label on the tree is very wrong.

This is M.c.

http://www.plantoftheweek.org/week058.shtml

http://www.rareflora.com/malpiguiacoc.htm

but the one at san anton I do not think looks like this (the leaves) and also the fruits, resembling little pumpkins, with side ribbing, have ONE seed not the advised 2-3.

I thought that this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acerola

looks a bit (but not a lot) more like the s anton tree, but again, 2-3 seeds mentioned, not 1.

Do you have any idea of the name of the tree at s anton?

Maybe not even any Malpighia?

RB

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Post by jackpot » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:50 pm

as you can see, I know the label and I know the tree
:)
but I never found a flower or a fruit or another specimen in Malta, therefore I ignored it. Do you have a pic of the flower?
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RB
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Post by RB » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:50 pm

Sorry no, I saw the tree last week and only saw the fruits, they are cherry-coloured, about 2.5 - 3 cm diameter, and shaped like a little pumpkin, with side ribbing. There is a single seed inside - I opened about 6 fruits and all had only one seed.

If I re-visit soon, I will take photos of the fruit, etc.

Tks

RB

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