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Please help me Id this plant from the Melastomaceae family.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Malabar blackmouth
Melastoma malabathricum

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namitha 7 years ago

Hi RiveraDiego, thank you very much. But, I am not sure if plants of Tibouchina genus are there in India. Its definitely from the family Melastomaceae.

RiveraDiego 7 years ago

namitha tibouchina lepidota ???
nombre vulgar : siete cueros

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Ok Namitha!!!!

namitha 7 years ago

Hi Dilan, I wouldn't say that .You and Dan are probably right. It's just that I am not sure :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Ok Namitha.If so neglect my suggesion!!!!

namitha 7 years ago

I am not sure if it is M.malabathricum, the leaves here look broader. Maybe because they are growing in well nourished soil, but not sure.

namitha 7 years ago

Thank you Dan, there are so many many different species around and I always get confused.

dandoucette 7 years ago

It may hard to get to the species level, but it looks a bit like Melastoma malabathricum.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 17, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013

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