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Okay, that's good. That's what I was thinking too.
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.
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.
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.
The last 4 look like a species of Melastoma. What do you think Arun?
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.
I think Arun has it, same family as my suggestion.
This looks like a species of Tibouchina or maybe Melastoma.
Spotted on Jun 11, 2011 Submitted on Oct 1, 2011
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