Melastoma malabathricum

Family:MELASTOMATACEAE
Species:Melastoma malabathricum L.
Common Name:STRAITS RHODODENDRON; MALABAR MELASTOME
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWPL)
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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order MYRTALES
FamilyMELASTOMATACEAE
Genus Melastoma
Species Melastoma malabathricum L. - STRAITS RHODODENDRON; MALABAR MELASTOME

Citation

Citation MELASTOMA MALABATHRICUM Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 390. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: INDIA: Without data, Herb. Hermann 1: 55, no. 171 (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by Bremer, in C. E. Jarvis et al., Regnum Veg. 127: 65. 1993.

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Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Martin USF  

Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Malabathris nigra Malabathris nigra Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur. 97. 1838, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus 1753. 
Melastoma affine Melastoma affine D. Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4: 288. 1823. TYPE: INDIA:
Melastoma anoplanthum Melastoma anoplanthum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 277. 1850. TYPE: MALAYSIA:
Melastoma articulatum Melastoma articulatum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 285. 1850.  
Melastoma baumianum Melastoma baumianum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 289. 1850. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma borneense Melastoma borneense Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 84. 1943.BASIONYM: Melastoma pusillum Blume, var. longifolium Cogniaux 1891. 
Melastoma brachyodon Melastoma brachyodon Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 292. 1850. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:
Melastoma buennemeyeri Melastoma buennemeyeri Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 91. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA
Melastoma caesium Melastoma caesium Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 88. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA
Melastoma candidum Melastoma candidum D. Don, Mem. Wern. Nat. Hist. Soc. 4: 288. 1823. TYPE: CHINA:
Melastoma ceramense Melastoma ceramense Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 276. 1850. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma clarkeanum Melastoma clarkeanum Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 7: 346. 1891. TYPE: BURMA:
Melastoma congestum Melastoma congestum Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 4: 1194. 1911. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma decemdentatum Melastoma decemdentatum Kosteletzky, Allg. Med.-Pharm. Fl. 4: 1511. 1835.  
Melastoma denticulatum Melastoma denticulatum Labillardière, Sert. Austro-Caledon. 2: 65, t. 64. 1824. TYPE: NEW CALEDONIA:
Melastoma eberhardtii Melastoma eberhardtii Guillaumin, in Lecomte, Fl. Gen. Indo-Chine 2: 889. 1921.  
Melastoma ellipticum Melastoma ellipticum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 291. 1849.  
Melastoma fasciculare Melastoma fasciculare Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 288. 1850. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma francavillanum Melastoma francavillanum Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 7: 358. 1891. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java: Mt. Waliran, 28 Aug 1844, Zollinger 2175 (holotype: P).
Melastoma fuscum Melastoma fuscum Merrill, Publ. Bur. Sci. Gov. Lab. 17: 39. 1904. TYPE: PHILIPPINES: Luzon: Bataan, Lamao River, Feb 1904, Barnes FB 340 (holotype: ?; isotypes: BM, K).
Melastoma heterostegium Melastoma heterostegium Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 286. 1850. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma holmanii Melastoma holmanii Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 8: 3089. 1919. TYPE: PHILIPPINES: Luzon:
Melastoma hombronianum Melastoma hombronianum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 278. 1850. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma homostegium Melastoma homostegium Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 286. 1850. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma houtteanum Melastoma houtteanum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 291. 1850.  
Melastoma imbricatum var. longipes Melastoma imbricatum Wallich ex Triana, var. longipes Craib, Fl. Siam. 1: 679. 1931. TYPE: THAILAND:
Melastoma intermedium Melastoma intermedium Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 360. 1908. TYPE: CHINA: Fukien:
Melastoma jackianum Melastoma jackianum Korthals, Verh. Nat. Gesch. Ned. Bezitt., Bot. 7: 227. 1844. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra:
Melastoma klossii Melastoma klossii Baker f., in Baker f. et al., J. Nat. Hist. Soc. Siam 4: 132. 1921. TYPE: VIETNAM:
Melastoma lanaense Melastoma lanaense Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 153. 1908. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma longiflorum Melastoma longiflorum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 290. 1850. TYPE: VIETNAM:
Melastoma longifolium Melastoma longifolium Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 293. 1850. TYPE: SINGAPORE:
Melastoma malabathricum subsp. normale Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, subsp. normale (D. Don) Karst. Meyer, Blumea 46: 368. 2001.BASIONYM: Melastoma normale D. Don 1825. 
Melastoma malabathricum var. grandiflorum Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, var. grandiflorum Craib, Fl. Siam. 1: 681. 1931. TYPE: THAILAND:
Melastoma malabathricum var. javanum Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, var. javanum Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 82. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:
Melastoma malabathricum var. mariannum Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, var. mariannum (Naudin) Fosberg & Sachet, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 45: 15. 1980.BASIONYM: Melastoma mariannum Naudin 1850. 
Melastoma malabathricum var. normale Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, var. normale (D. Don) R. C. Srivastava, Novon 8: 203. 1998.BASIONYM: Melastoma normale D. Don 1825. 
Melastoma malabathricum var. obvolutum Melastoma malabathricum Linnaeus, var. obvolutum (Jack) Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 85. 1943.BASIONYM: Melastoma obvolutum Jack 1823. 
Melastoma mariannum Melastoma mariannum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 276. 1850. TYPE: MARIANNA ISLANDS:
Melastoma membranaceum Melastoma membranaceum Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 423. 1909. TYPE: PHILIPPINES:
Melastoma microphyllum Melastoma microphyllum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 293. 1850.  
Melastoma normale Melastoma normale D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 220. 1825. TYPE: NEPAL
Melastoma normale var. divergens Melastoma normale D. Don, var. divergens Craib, Fl. Siam. 1: 682. 1931. TYPE: THAILAND:
Melastoma novae-hollandiae Melastoma novae-hollandiae Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 290. 1850. TYPE: AUSTRALIA: Queensland: Moreton Bay, Dec 1845, Verreaux 571 (holotype: P).
Melastoma obvolutum Melastoma obvolutum Jack, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 14: 3. 1823. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra
Melastoma oliganthum Melastoma oliganthum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 292. 1850. TYPE: SINGAPORE
Melastoma osbeckioides Melastoma osbeckioides Guillaumin, Notul. Syst. (Paris) 2: 305. 1912.  
Melastoma paleaceum Melastoma paleaceum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 279. 1850. TYPE: VIETNAM:
Melastoma parvifolium Melastoma parvifolium Merrill, Publ. Bur. Sci. Gov. Lab. 29: 32. 1905. TYPE: PHHILIPPINES: Luzon: Benguet Prov., Baguio, Mar 1904, Elmer 5836 (holotype: ?; isotype: P).
Melastoma patulisetum Melastoma patulisetum Ohwi, Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 57: 1. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA: Irian Jaya:
Melastoma pelagicum Melastoma pelagicum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 279. 1850. TYPE: SOLOMON ISLANDS:
Melastoma pinatubense Melastoma pinatubense Elmer, Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 9: 3204. 1934. TYPE: PHILIPPINES: Luzon:
Melastoma polyanthum Melastoma polyanthum Blume, Flora 14: 481. 1831. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma polyanthum var. linearifolium Melastoma polyanthum Blume, var. linearifolium Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 69. 1943.  
Melastoma polyanthum var. mollissimum Melastoma polyanthum Blume, var. mollissimum Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 70. 1943.  
Melastoma polyanthum var. pulleanum Melastoma polyanthum Blume, var. pulleanum Mansfeld, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60: 109. 1924. TYPE: PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
Melastoma pubescens Melastoma pubescens Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 87. 1943.  
Melastoma punctatum Melastoma punctatum Korthals, Verh. Nat. Gesch. Ned. Bezitt., Bot. 7: 229. 1844. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma pusillum Melastoma pusillum Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 54. 1849. TYPE: INDONESIA: Borneo:
Melastoma pusillum var. longifolium Melastoma pusillum Blume, var. longifolium Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 7: 354. 1891. TYPE: INDONESIA: Borneo:
Melastoma robustum Melastoma robustum Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 92. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma roemeri Melastoma roemeri Mansfeld, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 60: 107. 1926. TYPE: PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
Melastoma royenii Melastoma royenii Blume, Flora 14: 483. 1831.  
Melastoma scabrum Melastoma scabrum Ridley, J. Straits Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 79: 66. 1918. TYPE: MALAYSIA:
Melastoma sechellarum Melastoma sechellarum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 290. 1850. TYPE: SEYCHELLE ISLANDS:
Melastoma stenophyllum Melastoma stenophyllum Merrill, Pap. Michigan Acad. Sci. 24: 83. 1938. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra:
Melastoma suave Melastoma suave Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 74. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma subgrande Melastoma subgrande Hochreutiner, Candollea 2: 486. 1925. TYPE: SAMOA:
Melastoma sylvaticum Melastoma sylvaticum Blume, Bijdr. 1077. 1826. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:
Melastoma sylvaticum var. permultiflorum Melastoma sylvaticum Blume, var. permultiflorum Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 84. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra:
Melastoma taitense Melastoma taitense de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 144. 1828. TYPE: SOCIETY ISLANDS: Tahiti:
Melastoma tidorense Melastoma tidorense Blume, Flora 14: 482. 1831. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma tondanense Melastoma tondanense Blume, Mus. Bot. 1: 54. 1849. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma trachycaulon Melastoma trachycaulon Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind., Eerste Bijv. 1: 316. 1861. TYPE: INDONESIA:
Melastoma trachyphyllum Melastoma trachyphyllum Backer ex Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 85. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:
Melastoma trachyphyllum var. ochraceum Melastoma trachyphyllum Backer ex Bakhuizen van den Brinnk f., var. ochraceum Bakhuizen van den Brink f., Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 91: 87. 1943. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra:
Melastoma triflorum Melastoma triflorum Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 293. 1850. TYPE: INDIA: Goa:
Melastoma velutinum Melastoma velutinum Seemann, Fl. Vit. 90. 1866, non Willdenow 1799. TYPE: NEW GUINEA
Melastoma vitiense Melastoma vitiense Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 3. 13: 275. 1850. TYPE: FIJI:
Melastoma vulcanicum Melastoma vulcanicum Ridley, J. Malayan Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 1: 60. 1923. TYPE: INDONESIA: Sumatra:
Melastoma wallichii Melastoma wallichii de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 146. 1828. TYPE: INDIA:
Melastoma warrineri Melastoma warrineri C. B. Robinson, Philipp. J. Sci. 6: 352. 1911. TYPE: PHILIPPINES: Luzon: Quezon, Infanta, Aug 1909, Robinson BS 9370 (holotype: ?; isotype: K).

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 22 Jul 1971 D. Burch 4785 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Martin Co. 18 Mar 2000 S. W. Woodmansee 472
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