5659.020 Melastomastrum Naudin

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978) Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or shrubs with 4-gonous branches. Leaves petiolate, opposite, entire. Flowers 5-merous, subsessile, in terminal many-flowered heads surrounded by persistent bracts at the apices of the branches or in l–2(3)-flowered terminal cymes or flowers axillary and solitary. Receptacle glabrous or setose at the base or on the upper half (the bristles not in rings) or covered everywhere by stellate or palmate bristles. Sepals persistent; petals obovate, mauve, purple or violet. Fruit a capsule 5-valved. Seeds cochleate.

Worldwide: Six species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Melastomastrum segregatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
capitatum (Vahl) A.Fern. & R.Fern.N,WNw,Cb,Lp
segregatum (Benth.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.B,N,SNw,Lp,S,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Melastomastrum
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Melastomastrum
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Wikipedia: Melastomastrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Melastomastrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Melastomastrum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Melastomastrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1019, retrieved 28 November 2021

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