Friday, May 30, 2008

Barbados Cherry

Malpighia glabra. A really lovely, low, bush-like tree. It's covered in delicate pinkish white blossoms right now. I like the fruit a lot -- sweet, slightly resinous, a good amount of acidity, very juicy. I see why it's called a cherry, even though it's really not related to the true (European/Asian) cherry.


Scott said...

Your shrub is the Barbados Cherry (Malpighia glabra, in the Malpighiaceae), NOT Suriname Cherry (of the Myrtaceae)

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