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Starry Osbeckia

Osbeckia stellata

1 Species ID Suggestions

Arun
Arun 9 years ago
Starry Osbeckia
Osbeckia stellata


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10 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Okay, that's good. That's what I was thinking too.

elapj
elapj 9 years ago

I'll probably upload the last 4 photos as a different spotting. I'm also convinced they are Melastoma malabathricum, also known as Malatungaw/Malatungao or Supsop here in the Philippines.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I'm not sure. Most photos I see of Osbeckia stellata have 4 petals, where as your other photos have 6 petals and much longer stamens. They are very closely related.

elapj
elapj 9 years ago

Don't you think they're the same specie? I think the 1st photo is a young flower plant of the same kind. It's just about 5-7 inches tall from the ground, growing not far from the last 4 photos.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

The last 4 look like a species of Melastoma. What do you think Arun?

elapj
elapj 9 years ago

Arun and dan, thanks for helping me ID this spotting. I added some photos too. The last 4 were from a different plant, but they were all in the same area.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

I think Arun has it, same family as my suggestion.

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

This looks like a species of Tibouchina or maybe Melastoma.

elapj
elapj 9 years ago

Thanks, Mick!

MickGrant
MickGrant 9 years ago

Very nice!

elapj
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elapj

Iloilo, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 11, 2011
Submitted on Oct 1, 2011

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