Taxon: Melastoma candidum D. Don

Genus: Melastoma
Family: Melastomataceae
Nomen number: 423471
Place of publication: Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4:288. 1823
Name Verified on: 22-Mar-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Mar-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Chin Med Herb HK)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Yunnan, - Guangxi
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan


  • Cheung, Siu-cheong & Ning-hon Li, eds. Chinese medicinal herbs of Hong Kong. 1978- (Chin Med Herb HK)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Meyer, K. 2001. Revision of the Southeast Asian genus Melastoma (Melastomataceae) (Blumea) 46:384.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Melastoma candidum D. Don :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image