Malpighiaceae – Barbados Cherry Family

Plants in the mainly tropical Barbados Cherry Family (Malpighiaceae) are generally trees or woody climbers with simple, opposite leaves with entire margins and 5-petaled, bisexual flowers with 5 sepals, 10 stamens, 3 pistils, and a superior ovary (above other flower parts or hypogynous). The fruit is 3-segmented and either winged or a drupe (fleshy fruit).

Listed below are some of the southeastern Arizona plants in this family.