Melastoma malabathricum L.

PLANTS of HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Hawaii
Melastoma malabathricum L. (s.l.)
Locality Nene Road, beyond airport, near coast
east of Hilo,
Occurrence Abundant in edges of dense scrub-
forest, dominated by Melastoma.
Date March 14, 1975	Alt 5	m
Coll. F. R, Fosberg	No. 55658
Remarks Tall shrub, 4-5 m tall, many stems
from base, petals rose, 3 kinds of
stamens, calyx circumscissile as
fruit developes, placentae fleshy, red
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