Memecylon myrianthum Gilg

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Memecylon myrianthum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, Central DRC. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Memecylon myrianthum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, Central DRC. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Memecylon myrianthum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, Central DRC. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

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Synonyms: Memecylon claessensii De Wild.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 4.5-12 cm long, long acuminate, leathery, single-veined from the base with midrib impressed above, prominent beneath, lateral veins inconspicuous; margin entire; petiole 3-7 mm long. Inflorescences in many-flowered axillary heads up to 4 cm long. Flowers whitish with deep violet or blue stamens. Fruit globose, 6-8 mm in diameter, pale green.
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Syntypes from Gabon, DRC and Angola
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Habitat: In riverine forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Gabon, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Monday 20 June 2016
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 224.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 77.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Memecylon myrianthum
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Memecylon myrianthum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191690, retrieved 18 September 2019

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