Melastomastrum capitatum (Vahl) A.Fern. & R.Fern.

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Status: Native
Type location:
a cultivated specimens at Kew
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp
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Fernandes, R. & A. (1961). Contribution to the knowledge of the MELASTOMATOIDEAE of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Kirkia 1 Page 69.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 237 - 238.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Melastomastrum capitatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Melastomastrum capitatum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Melastomastrum capitatum
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Wikipedia: Melastomastrum capitatum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Melastomastrum capitatum., retrieved 4 March 2024

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