Taxon: Melastoma malabathricum L.

 
Genus: Melastoma
Family: Melastomataceae
Nomen number: 23928
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:390. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 11-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, Nepal
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Craib, W. G. & A. F. G. Kerr, eds. Florae siamensis enumeratio. (F Siam)
  3. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  4. Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. (L Aust)
  5. Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  6. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  8. Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  9. Meyer, K. 2001. Revision of the Southeast Asian genus Melastoma (Melastomataceae) (Blumea) 46:364-369.
  10. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  11. Plant Protection and Quarantine Office United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource). (USDA/APHIS)

Check other web resources for Melastoma malabathricum L. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=23928. Accessed 21 June 2018.