Taxon: Melastoma sanguineum Sims

Genus: Melastoma
Family: Melastomataceae
Nomen number: 23932
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 48: t. 2241. 1821
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangdong, - Guangxi
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Borneo; Brunei; Indonesia - Celebes, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands, - Sumatra; Malaysia; Philippines - Leyte


  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • Coode, M. J. E. et al., eds. A checklist of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Brunei Darussalam. 1996 (L Brunei)
  • Meyer, K. 2001. Revision of the Southeast Asian genus Melastoma (Melastomataceae) (Blumea) 46:379-384.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)


Check other web resources for Melastoma sanguineum Sims :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed cluster: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image