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MALPIGHIACEAE is a family of flowering plants in the order Malpighiales . It comprises about 73 genera and 1315 species , all of which are native to the tropics and subtropics . About 80% of the genera and 90% of the species occur in the New World (the Caribbean and the southernmost United States to Argentina ) and the rest in the Old World ( Africa , Madagascar , and Indomalaya to New Caledonia and the Philippines ).

One useful species in the family is Malpighia emarginata , often called acerola. it is also known as West Indian Cherry or Barbados cherry.this has higest source of Vitamin - C followed by Anola. The fruit is consumed in areas where the plant is native. The plant is cultivated elsewhere for the fruit, which is rich in vitamin C .

One feature found in several members of this family, and rarely in others, is providing pollinators with rewards other than pollen or nectar ; this is commonly in the form of nutrient oils (resins are offered by Clusiaceae ).

GENERA

* Acmanthera * Acridocarpus * Adelphia * Aenigmatanthera * Alicia * Amorimia * Aspicarpa * Aspidopterys * Banisteriopsis * Barnebya * Blepharandra * Brachylophon * Bronwenia * Bunchosia * Burdachia * Byrsonima * Calcicola * Callaeum * Camarea

* Carolus * Caucanthus * Christianella * Coleostachys * Cordobia * Cottsia * Diacidia * Diaspis * Dicella * Digoniopterys * Dinemagonum * Dinemandra * Diplopterys * Echinopterys * Ectopopterys * Excentradenia * Flabellaria * Flabellariopsis * Gallardoa

* Galphimia * Gaudichaudia * Glandonia * Heladena * Henleophytum * Heteropterys * Hiptage * Hiraea * Janusia * Jubelina * Lasiocarpus * Lophanthera * Lophopterys * Madagasikaria * Malpighia * Malpighiodes * Mascagnia * Mcvaughia * Mezia

* Microsteira * Mionandra * Niedenzuella * Peixotoa * Philgamia * Psychopterys * Pterandra * Ptilochaeta * Rhynchophora * Spachea * Sphedamnocarpus * Stigmaphyllon * Tetrapterys * Thryallis * Triaspis * Tricomaria * Tristellateia * Verrucularia

REFERENCES

* Davis, C. C., and W. R. Anderson. 2010. A complete phylogeny of Malpighiaceae inferred from nucleotide sequence data and morphology. American Journal of Botany 97: 2031–2048. * Michener, C. D. 2000. The Bees of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press. 913 pp. (p. 17-18) * Vogel, S. 1974. Ölblumen und ölsammelnde Bienen. . 267 pp.

* ^ " Malpighiaceae Juss.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-02-02. * ^ Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (2009). "An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III" (PDF). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 161 (2): 105–121. doi :10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x . Retrieved 2013-07-06. * ^ Christenhusz, M. J. M.; Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi :10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1 .

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