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Melastoma malabathricum L.
Melastoma malabathricum L. subsp. malabathricum
Native Lasiandra
A small plant from the Northern Australia. It often grows in disturbed areas on roadsides. The Mt Lewis plant was host to the mistletoe, Amyema whitei.


 
Melastoma malabathricum susbp. malabathricum
Melastoma malabathricum susbp. malabathricum
 
  Description:Flowers and leaves Description:Flower and leaves
  Location: Herberton Range, North Queensland Location:Mt Lewis (end of road), North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:1720.473S, 14225.220E GPS coordinates:16˚30.639S, 145˚16.166E
  Date:19 October 2008 Date:21 November  2009
  Field No.:U757 Field No.:U756
    Host plant for Amyema whitei
     
  Melastoma malabathricum susbp. malabathricum Melastoma malabathricum susbp. malabathricum
 
  Description:Plant Description:Fruit
  Location: Stony Creek, Cairns, North Queensland Location: Lacey Creek, Innisfail, North Queensland
   GPS coordinates:N/A  GPS coordinates:N/A
  Date:20 September 2006 Date:11 April 2009
  Field No.:N/A Field No.:N/A
     
  Melastoma malabathricum susbp. malabathricum  
   
  Description:Plant in habitat  
  Location: Herberton Range, North Queensland  
   GPS coordinates:1720.473S, 14225.220E  
  Date:19 October 2008  
  Field No.:U757  
     
     


References (accessed 21 May 2016):

Whiffin, T. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1990), Melastomataceae. Flora of Australia 18:247

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Melastoma_malabathricum_subsp._malabathricum.htm


Meyer, K. (2001), Revision of the Southeast Asian genus Melastoma (Melastomataceae). Blumea 46(2):364

Beasley J (2006), Plants of Tropical North Queensland, Footloose Publications


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Melastoma malabathricum