Melastoma malabathricum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 390 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Seychelles, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. & E. Australia. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Seychelles, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Cuba, Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mauritius, Trinidad-Tobago

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2021). Flora of North America North of Mexico 10: 1-456. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Mao, A.A. & Dash, S.S. (2020). Flowering Plants of India an Annotated Checklist (Dicotyledons) 1: 1-970. Botanical Survey of India.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 2: 1-1060. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barooah, C. & Ahmed, I. (2014). Plant diversity of Assam. A checklist of Angiosperms and Gymnosperms: 1-599. Assam science technology and environment council, India.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2021). Flora of North America North of Mexico 10: 1-456. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • George, A.S. (ed.) (1990). Flora of Australia 18: 1-349. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • Iwatsuki, K., Boufford, D.E. & Ohba, H. (eds.) (1999). Flora of Japan IIc: 1-328. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Wagner, W.L., Herbst, D.R. & Sohmer, S.H. (1999). Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'i, rev. ed., 1: 1-988. University of Hawai'i Press, Bishop Museum Press.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 1, 2015 Nguyen, V.D., et al. [HNK 1545 (MST 41)] Vietnam K001045062 Yes
Feb 1, 2015 Chantaranothai, P. [1406] Thailand K001045064 Yes
Aug 1, 2013 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 93] Indonesia K000734552 No
Jul 1, 2011 Chantaranothai, P., et al. [90/368] Thailand K000566932 Yes
Jul 1, 2011 Du, N.V., et al. [HNK 2796] Vietnam K000566860 Yes
May 1, 2010 Chantaranothai, P., et al. [90/367] Thailand K000566749 Yes
May 1, 2010 Ellen, R.F. [1285] Indonesia K000566750 Yes
Jun 1, 2009 Megat [8] Malaysia K000610780 Yes
Apr 2, 2009 Williams, K. [1636] Thailand K000565362 Yes
May 1, 2007 Gideon, O.G.; Kiapranis, R. [UPNG 20293] Papua New Guinea K000276522 Yes
Feb 27, 2006 YYR/MPI [57] Indonesia K000275774 Yes
Feb 27, 2006 Ambriansyah et al. [AA. 3066] Indonesia K000275777 Yes
Dec 1, 2005 Gregson, J. [14] Malaysia K000227852 Yes
Feb 25, 2004 Gaerlan et al [26112] Philippines K000170350 No
Balslev, H.; Poopath, M.; Karaket, P.; Thaotawin, P.; Kladwong, P.; Rujichaipimon, W.; Brem Nøhr, N. [10188] Thailand K001767584 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038012 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038011 Unknown Type Material Yes
Takeuchi, W [12007] Papua New Guinea K000939512 Yes
Wheatley, J.I. [696] Vanuatu K:SPC-55014.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038009 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] India K001117996 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wong, K.M. [WKM 3516] Brunei K001609642 Yes
Bruce, H. [Cat. no. 4040] Bangladesh K001038005 Unknown Type Material Yes
Syahida Emiza, S.; Sam, Y.Y.; Yap, J.W.; Angan, A.; Markandan, M. [FRI 86975] Malaysia K001604944 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4040] Malaysia K001038004 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001117999 Unknown Type Material Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 4040] Burma K001038010 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038002 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038003 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001117998 Unknown Type Material Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038007 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001118000 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 4040] K001038001 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jeffrey, C. [567] Seychelles K:SPC-23331.000 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4040] Burma K001038008 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 4040] Burma K001038006 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images