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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2594)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2493)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2107)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Melastomataceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Melastomastrum (1)

            Epithet: capitatum (Vahl) A. Fern. & R. Fern. (3)

capitatum => head-shaped, as ahead of composite bloom

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Melastomastrum capitatum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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