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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Melastomataceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Dissotis (2)

            Epithet: senegambiensis (2)

              Forma: irvingiana (Hook.) A.Fern. & R.Fern.

irvingiana => in honor of Irving, Edward George (1816-1855), plant collector

senegambiensis => from or of the Senegambia Confederation, dissolved confederation between Senegal and The Gambia

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb, shrub

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Dissotis senegambiensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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