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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Melastomataceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Pleroma (1)

            Epithet: heteromalla (D.Don) D.Don (1)

Synonyms: Lasiandra adenostemon DC., Lasiandra fontanesiana Naudin, Lasiandra heteramalla (D.Don) Naudin, Lasiandra heteromalla Naudin, Lasiandra macrophylla Naudin, Lasiandra multiflora (Gardner) Naudin, Melastoma heteromallum D.Don, Meriania adenostemon Schrank, Pleroma adenostemon (DC.) A.Gray, Pleroma multiflorum Gardner, Tibouchina adenostemon (DC.) Cogn., Tibouchina grandifolia Cogn., Tibouchina heteromalla (D.Don) Cogn., Tibouchina magdalenensis Brade, Tibouchina multiflora (Gard.) Cogn.

grandifolia => large leaved

heteromalla => with variable hairs or bristles

macrophylla => large leaved

multiflora => many-flowered

multiflorum => many-flowered

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: blue

External links

Check for Pleroma heteromalla at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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