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Common name

English: Princessflower

German: Glänzende Tibouche

Portuguese: Aranhas, Quaresmeira

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Melastomataceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Tibouchina (3)

            Epithet: urvilleana (DC.) Cogn. (1)

urvilleana => in honor of Dumont D'Urville, a French linguist and botanist

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple

External links

Check for Tibouchina urvilleana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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