|Etymology||Genus||After the Dutch botanist, Abraham Munting|
|Synonyms||Muntingia rosea H. Karst.|
|Common Names||Jamaican Cherry, Cherry Tree, Buah Cheri, Malayan Cherry|
|Native Distribution||Tropical America|
Muntingia calabura is a short tree with a wide spreading crown. The alternate leaves are droopy and edges are serrated (more pronounced near the tips). The branching is very distinctive, separating at a 45 degree angle.
Form of the Jamacian Cherry.
Note the 45 degree branching.
Leaves are serrated, especially near the tips.
White flowers are bisexual.
Many tiny seeds exude out when pressed.